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The situation due to the coronavirus does not show major changes, according to the Government; there are slight increases in Guayaquil and Quito

According to the Ministry of Public Health, the omicron variant would present as symptoms: a kind of hoarseness, some itchy throat, cough.

The situation Due to the coronavirus, it does not show major increases, according to the regime, but there are slight increases in both Guayaquil and Quito in cases of coronavirus.

According Juan Zapata, president of the national Emergency Operations Committee (COE), there are 1,700 cases of coronavirus reported weekly and there has not been a greater increase of contagions.

He added that the excess mortality went down from 3.4% to 2%.

Relaxation and attendance at massive events cause families to become infected with COVID-19. Cases register slight increase in Guayaquil

Regarding the hospital capacity to deal with coronavirus, he indicated that remains at 62% in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, while in intensive care unit (ICU) beds hospitalization occupancy is 20%.

In the private health network, expressed that in hospitalization the capacity is 17% and in ICU, 18%.

In Quito there is a slight but sustained increase in coronavirus cases, according to the medical union

About the new entry requirements to Ecuador, Francisco PĂ©rez, Undersecretary of Health Surveillance of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), mentioned that the country is protected a little more and the entry of the omicron variant can be delayed until improve the vaccination rate, as well as those of reinforcement in the population most susceptible to becoming seriously ill.

Regarding the characteristics of the omicron variant, he indicated in a radio interview, it seems that it has a symptomatology in which there is a kind of hawk, some of itchy throat, cough and some fever, as well as headache.

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