Ecuador exceeds 310,000 COVID-19 cases

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Ecuador registered 1,225 cases and 22 deaths of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 310,868 and total deaths to 11,622, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

According to ministry, 263,164 people have recovered from the disease.

The capital city of Quito continues to be the epicenter of the disease, with officials reporting 95 percent occupancy of intensive care units and 85 percent occupancy of hospitals in general.

On Jan. 21, Ecuador began its national vaccination program against COVID-19, although progress is slow due to the small number of doses of vaccine received from pharmaceutical companies.

As of March 15, a total of 121,054 Ecuadorians had received their first dose of the vaccine, according to the ministry. 

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