KIEV. August 14. UNN. The governor of the Caracas district, the main ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Dario Vivas, died on Thursday from COVID-19 at the age of 70. About it with reference to official sources writes Reuters, transfers UNN.
A senior member of the ruling Socialist Party, Vivas, was tested positive for coronavirus on July 19. He said he was going to isolate himself.
“He died in battle … He cared about his health and all of us in this difficult battle against the COVID-19 pandemic,” Vice President Delsey Rodriguez wrote on Twitter.
Vivas is said to be the first senior Venezuelan government official to die from the virus, although some tested positive. Oil Minister Tarek El Aissami said on Wednesday that he had recovered a month after the infection, while Socialist Party Vice President Diosdado Cabello was receiving medical treatment.
According to the Venezuelan authorities, there are more than 29,000 cases of COVID-19 in the country, in which about 250 people died. Both of these rates are among the lowest in South America.
It will be recalled that the WHO recorded 276 thousand new cases of COVID-19 in the world per day. The most infected are registered in the United States – 5,094,500. Next are Brazil (3,109,630), India (2,396,637), Russia (907,758), South Africa (568,919), Mexico (492,522), Peru (489,680), Colombia (410,453), Chile (378,168) and Iran (333,699).