Ecuador registers 1 687 infected and 17 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The country has a total of 226 002 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 246 deaths due to this pandemic.
According to the report of the Ministry of Health, 9 648 people died with a positive diagnosis and 4 598 died with suspicion of carrying the respiratory virus.
Hospital occupation continues to increase in several provinces of the country. Nationwide, there are 654 stable hospitalized patients. While patients with a reserved prognosis increase to 462, a number that the country had not registered since the start of the pandemic. In total, there are 1 116 interned in one day. While another 70 people were discharged from hospital.
The government report indicates that there are 193 581 recovered patients, which represents 87.85% of the total infected. In the last week, 3 231 more people have overcome the disease.
Pichincha reports 689 new infections and five more deaths in the last 24 hours. The province has a total of 79 269 diagnosed with the coronavirus and 2 321 deaths. Quito adds 654 more infected and the total number of cases in the Ecuadorian capital rises to 73 129.
On the detection of the new British variant of COVID-19, so far there are four patients who have tested positive. There is a group of more than 15 people who are part of the epidemiological fence and who are under surveillance.