April 26, 2020 / 2:29 AM / a month ago

Panama coronavirus cases rise to 5,538, deaths reach 159

A banner reading "Stay at Home" is pictured near an empty avenue during the curfew as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Panama City, Panama March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Erick Marciscano/Files

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 5,538 on Saturday, a rise of 200 from the previous day, while related deaths increased by five to 159, the health ministry said.

Director of epidemiology Lourdes Moreno presented the Central American country’s latest figures at a news conference.

Reporting by Elida Moreno

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