The medical institution demanded clarity in cases accounting and stressed contagion rates are not coherent with the new cases average per day.
“Yesterday 348 new cases were registered and the index is low, there is no consistency and we start to say there is something that is not illustrating the situation well,” doctor Adan Montes explained.
According to El Salvador's Health Ministry, there are two new infections for each COVID-19 positive case. However, healthcare centers and cemeteries have collapsed due to virus victims. Alongside new cases the tally indicates possible infections undercounting.
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The Medical colleague members warned that at this point in pandemic development, a lockdown is not efficient as a precautionary measure. They urged the government to implement individual and cluster case tracking as a more effective strategy to restrain the virus.
Montes also explained the government only records positive-tested cases and excludes untested or deceased patients with COVID-19 coherent clinical symptoms.
If COVID-19 suspicious cases were added to the count, instead of 11,846 positive cases as the official toll, the total would surpass 23,000 cases.