One year after Panama announced a pandemic
March 9th, 2020 now former Minister of Health Rosario Turner announced the first case of Covid-19 in a 40-year-old woman who had arrived on March 8. March, from Spain.
The next day (March 10) the Ministry of Health reported the first fatal victim from Covid-19. It was the director of the Monsignor Francisco Beckman School, a 64-year-old man suffering from diabetes and pneumonia.
One year later, Panama registers 345, 236 cases, and 5,934 deaths from covid-19.
Panama is the second country in America with the highest incidence after the United States, with 7,854 accumulated cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and in turn, is above the average rate for the region of 4,750. according to the report of February 24 from PAHO.