The first week of 2021 ended with three limbs medical staff who died of COVID-19 in 2007 Venezuela, two men and a woman. From the week of January 4 to 10, an internist, a traumatologist, and a general practitioner died of respiratory disease.
On January 5, the union reported the death of Dr. Nancy Ramos. She was a general practitioner at the Institute for Social Security and Personnel Assistance of the Ministry of Education (Ipasme) and in the office of Mayor Maracaibo.
The other doctor who died was traumatologist Edgar Rangel in Merida. The doctor was detained for 22 days at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Santa Fe Polyclinic, located in the Andean capital. The NGO Doctors Unidos described him as a man who stood out in his profession with the patients and students he educated.
Deaths of medical staff
Internist and forensic doctor Asdrúbal Castellanos died on Friday, January 8, at Los Andes University Hospital (Iahula) v Merida He has worked at El Vigía General University Hospital (Alberto Adriani Municipality), at Santa Bárbara Hospital and at the Corps for Scientific, Criminal and Criminal Investigation (Cicpc) as a forensic doctor.
Cocuyo effect he was able to confirm the death 246 health professionals since the onset of the coronavirus emergency in Venezuela.
It’s until that week Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 reports that it has detected a total of 116,607 people infected with respiratory disease. Nicolás Maduro Vice-President Delcy Rodríguez explained that the number of cases had started to grow since the third week of December, which has persisted to this day. He stressed that there are 15 active cases per 100,000 population and that cases are expected to grow in the coming weeks.