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Health will activate Epidemiological Alert due to increase in COVID-19 cases

MSPAS alerts for rise in cases of COVID-19. photo time/file

A note from the Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) is circulating on social networks this Thursday, December 1, warning of an increase in cases of COVID-19.

According to the data contained in the document, it is a circular identified with the number 15/2022.

It is addressed to coordinators and doctors of the Health District and was issued by Elsa Marina Berganza y Berganza, an epidemiologist from the Jutiapa Health Area. In addition, it has the approval of Oscar Josu Díaz Pérez, director of the health sector of the aforementioned department.

It read that the matter pertains to “epidemiological alert due to increase in COVID-19”.

it has been told

The circular, dated Tuesday, November 29, read: “You are informed that a rise of over 100 per cent has been recorded in COVID-19 cases as of week #45 and therefore you are requested to work and Inform people about COVID- 19 prevention practices.

He sought to establish communication with the Directorate of Jutiapa Health Region to establish the veracity of the document, but telephone calls made went unanswered.

The sanitary portfolio was also consulted regarding the veracity of the circular, but the response was yet to be shared till the closure of this editorial office.

reported cases

According to official information, 1,191 new cases and one death have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. In addition, it is estimated that 4,513 cases are active.

Figures for November 29, in line with the previous day, detail that 1,066 new cases and one deceased had been detected.

Whereas in Tuesday’s report, there were 226 new cases and one death according to Monday’s record.

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