COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador

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COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador
Mapa del Coronavirus (COVID-19) Por Provincia En Ecuador.png
  100-499 confirmed cases reported
  500-2499 confirmed cases reported
  2500-4999 confirmed cases reported
  5000–7499 confirmed cases reported
  7500–9999 confirmed cases reported
  10000–19999 confirmed cases reported
  20000–39999 confirmed cases reported
  ≥40000 confirmed cases reported
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationEcuador
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China (globally)
Spain (locally)
Index caseGuayaquil
Arrival date14 February 2020
(1 year, 8 months and 3 days)
Confirmed 29 February 2020
(1 year, 7 months, 2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases487,702[1][2]
Recovered443,880[1][2]
Deaths
31,644[1][2][a]
Fatality rate6.49%
Government website
coronavirusecuador.com
www.salud.gob.ec/coronavirus-covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was reported to have spread to Ecuador on 29 February 2020, when a woman in her 70s tested positive for the virus. Ecuador was described in April as emerging as a possible "epicentre" of the pandemic in Latin America,[5] with the city of Guayaquil overwhelmed to the point where bodies were being left in the street.[6]

As of April 2020, Ecuador has been distributing cardboard coffins due to the country's struggle in evacuating the dead bodies.[7][8][needs update] The government built emergency cemeteries to dispose of the bodies which are left in the streets.[9] The pandemic, which led to a fall in oil prices, had severe economic repercussions for the country.[10]

The number of deaths is believed to be significantly higher than the official figure due to a low rate of testing, with thousands of excess deaths reported compared to the equivalent figure for a normal period.[11][12] An analysis by The New York Times found that 7,600 excess deaths had occurred from 1 March 2020 to 15 April 2020 as the mortality rate spiked to three times as much as usual, indicating that the official death toll at the time was an underestimate by 15 times; a later analysis showed 36,200 excess deaths between March and September, over three times the official number of COVID-19 deaths.[13][14]

On May 14, 2020, it was reported that 40 protesters peacefully protested against the government for improper handling of the bodies of people who died due to COVID-19 and providing insufficient funds for the pandemic. The police charged on the demonstrators and injured them in the process.[15]






Statistics

Charts

Confirmed new cases per day

Confirmed deaths per day

Current number of cases by provinces

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and confirmed and probable deaths 2020[16]
Provinces Confirmed cases Confirmed deaths Probable deaths
 Azuay 25,374 519 44
 Bolívar 6,738 111 23
 Carchi 8,751 284 3
 Cañar 6,030 137 22
 Chimborazo 8,569 530 141
 Cotopaxi 11,572 580 129
 El Oro 21,830 1,099 256
 Esmeraldas 8,946 392 85
 Galápagos 1,469 10 12
 Guayas 65,886 2,757 1,918
 Imbabura 15,329 424 28
 Loja 17,160 567 160
 Los Ríos 12,712 493 424
 Manabí 32,234 2,551 1,183
 Morona Santiago 6,146 60 9
 Napo 3,583 109 4
 Orellana 3,494 96 23
 Pastaza 3,319 87 19
 Pichincha 165,854 3,197 386
 Santa Elena 4,418 428 281
 Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas 11,684 697 142
 Sucumbíos 5,460 173 6
 Tungurahua 14,459 619 376
 Zamora Chinchipe 2,934 100 14
 Ecuador 463,951 16,020 5,688

Background

On 12 January, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[17][18]

Unlike SARS of 2003, the case fatality ratio for COVID-19 [19][20] has been much lower, but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[21][19]

Vaccine

On 16 December 2020, the Ecuadorian medical authority ARCSA granted emergency use of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.[22] Vaccination is planned to start in January 2021 for senior home residents and medical workers, with mass vaccination beginning in March.[23]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Ecuador  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
2020202020212021
FebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAug
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-02-29 1(n.a.)
2020-03-01 6(+5)
2020-03-02 6(=)
2020-03-03
11(+5)
2020-03-04
14(+3)
2020-03-05
14(=)
2020-03-06
14(=)
2020-03-07
14(=)
2020-03-08
15(+1)
2020-03-09
15(=)
2020-03-10
17(+2)
2020-03-11
17(=)
2020-03-12
17(=)
2020-03-13
23(+6) 1(n.a.)
2020-03-14
28(+5) 2(+1)
2020-03-15
37(+9) 2(=)
2020-03-16
58(+21) 2(=)
2020-03-17
111(+53) 2(=)
2020-03-18
155(+44) 2(=)
2020-03-19
260(+105) 4(+2)
2020-03-20
367(+107) 5(+1)
2020-03-21
532(+165) 7(+2)
2020-03-22
789(+257) 14(+7)
2020-03-23
981(+192) 18(+4)
2020-03-24
1,082(+101) 27(+9)
2020-03-25
1,211(+129) 27(=)
2020-03-26
1,403(+192) 34(+7)
2020-03-27
1,627(+224) 41(+7)
2020-03-28
1,835(+208) 48(+7)
2020-03-29
1,924(+89) 58(+10)
2020-03-30
1,966(+42) 62(+4)
2020-03-31
2,302(+336) 79(+17)
2020-04-01
2,758(+456) 98(+19)
2020-04-02
3,163(+405) 120(+22)
2020-04-03
3,368(+205) 145(+25)
2020-04-04
3,465(+97) 170(+25)
2020-04-05
3,646(+181) 180(+10)
2020-04-06
3,747(+101) 191(+11)
2020-04-07
3,995(+248) 220(+29)
2020-04-08
4,450(+455) 242(+22)
2020-04-09
4,965(+515) 272(+30)
2020-04-10
7,161(+2,196) 297(+25)
2020-04-11
7,257(+96) 315(+18)
2020-04-12
7,466(+209) 333(+18)
2020-04-13
7,529(+63) 355(+22)
2020-04-14
7,603(+74) 369(+14)
2020-04-15
7,858(+255) 388(+19)
2020-04-16
8,225(+367) 403(+15)
2020-04-17
8,450(+225) 421(+18)
2020-04-18
9,022(+572) 456(+35)
2020-04-19
9,468(+446) 474(+18)
2020-04-20
10,128(+660) 507(+33)
2020-04-21
10,398(+270) 520(+13)
2020-04-22
10,850(+452) 537(+17)
2020-04-23
11,183(+333) 560(+23)
2020-04-24
22,719(+11,536) 576(+16)
2020-04-25
22,719(=) 576(=)
2020-04-26
22,719(=) 576(=)
2020-04-27
23,240(+521) 663(+87)
2020-04-28
24,258(+1,018) 871(+208)
2020-04-29
24,675(+417) 883(+12)
2020-04-30
24,934(+259) 900(+17)
2020-05-01
26,336(+1,402) 1,063(+163)
2020-05-02
27,464(+1,128) 1,371(+308)
2020-05-03
29,538(+2,074) 1,564(+193)
2020-05-04
31,881(+2,343) 1,569(+5)
2020-05-04
31,881(=) 1,569(=)
2020-05-05
2020-05-06
29,420(n.a.) 1,618(n.a.)
2020-05-07
30,298(+878) 1,654(+36)
2020-05-08
28,818(-1480) 1,704(+50)
2020-05-09
29,071(+253) 1,717(+13)
2020-05-10
29,559(+488) 2,127(+410)
2020-05-11
29,509(-50) 2,145(+18)
2020-05-12
30,419(+910) 2,327(+182)
2020-05-13
30,486(+67) 2,334(+7)
2020-05-14
30,502(+16) 2,338(+4)
2020-05-15
31,467(+965) 2,594(+256)
2020-05-16
32,723(+1,256) 2,688(+94)
2020-05-17
33,182(+459) 2,736(+48)
2020-05-18
33,582(+400) 2,799(+63)
2020-05-19
34,151(+569) 2,839(+40)
2020-05-20
34,854(+703) 2,888(+49)
2020-05-21
35,306(+452) 2,939(+51)
2020-05-22
35,828(+522) 3,056(+117)
2020-05-23
36,258(+430) 3,096(+40)
2020-05-24
36,756(+498) 3,108(+12)
2020-05-25
37,355(+599) 3,203(+95)
2020-05-26
37,656(+301) 3,221(+18)
2020-05-27
38,103(+447) 3,275(+54)
2020-05-28
38,471(+368) 3,313(+38)
2020-05-29
38,571(+100) 3,334(+21)
2020-05-30
38,843(+272) 3,346(+12)
2020-05-31
39,098(+255) 3,358(+12)
2020-06-01
39,994(+896) 3,394(+36)
2020-06-02
40,414(+420) 3,438(+44)
2020-06-03
40,966(+552) 3,486(+48)
2020-06-04
41,575(+609) 3,534(+48)
2020-06-05
42,106(+531) 3,592(+58)
2020-06-06
42,728(+622) 3,608(+16)
2020-06-07
43,120(+392) 3,621(+13)
2020-06-08
43,378(+258) 3,642(+21)
2020-06-09
43,917(+539) 3,690(+48)
2020-06-10
44,440(+523) 3,720(+30)
2020-06-11
45,082(+642) 3,768(+48)
2020-06-12
45,778(+696) 3,828(+60)
2020-06-13
46,356(+578) 3,874(+46)
2020-06-14
46,751(+395) 3,896(+22)
2020-06-15
47,322(+571) 3,929(+33)
2020-06-16
47,943(+621) 3,970(+41)
2020-06-17
48,490(+547) 4,007(+37)
2020-06-18
49,097(+607) 4,087(+80)
2020-06-19
49,731(+634) 4,156(+69)
2020-06-20
50,183(+452) 4,199(+43)
2020-06-21
50,640(+457) 4,223(+24)
2020-06-22
50,915(+275) 4,246(+23)
2020-06-23
51,643(+728) 4,274(+28)
2020-06-24
52,334(+691) 4,309(+35)
2020-06-25
53,156(+822) 4,343(+34)
2020-06-26
53,856(+700) 4,406(+63)
2020-06-27
54,574(+718) 4,424(+18)
2020-06-28
55,255(+681) 4,429(+5)
2020-06-29
55,665(+410) 4,502(+73)
2020-06-30
56,342(+677) 4,527(+25)
2020-07-01
58,257(+1,915) 4,576(+49)
2020-07-02
59,486(+1,229) 4,639(+63)
2020-07-03
60,657(+1,171) 4,700(+61)
2020-07-04
61,535(+878) 4,769(+69)
2020-07-05
61,958(+423) 4,781(+12)
2020-07-06
62,380(+422) 4,821(+40)
2020-07-07
63,245(+865) 4,873(+52)
2020-07-08
64,221(+976) 4,900(+27)
2020-07-09
65,018(+797) 4,939(+39)
2020-07-10
65,801(+783) 4,983(+44)
2020-07-11
67,209(+1,408) 5,031(+48)
2020-07-12
67,870(+661) 5,047(+16)
2020-07-13
68,459(+589) 5,063(+16)
2020-07-14
69,570(+1,111) 5,130(+67)
2020-07-15
70,329(+759) 5,158(+28)
2020-07-16
71,365(+1,036) 5,207(+49)
2020-07-17
72,444(+1,079) 5,250(+43)
2020-07-18
73,382(+938) 5,282(+32)
2020-07-19
74,013(+631) 5,313(+31)
2020-07-20
74,620(+607) 5,318(+5)
2020-07-21
76,217(+1,597) 5,366(+48)
2020-07-22
77,257(+1,040) 5,418(+52)
2020-07-23
78,148(+891) 5,439(+21)
2020-07-24
79,049(+901) 5,468(+29)
2020-07-25
80,036(+987) 5,507(+39)
2020-07-26
80,694(+658) 5,515(+8)
2020-07-27
81,161(+467) 5,532(+17)
2020-07-28
82,279(+1,118) 5,584(+52)
2020-07-29
83,193(+914) 5,623(+39)
2020-07-30
84,370(+1,177) 5,657(+34)
2020-07-31
85,355(+985) 5,702(+45)
2020-08-01
86,232(+877) 5,736(+34)
2020-08-02
86,524(+292) 5,750(+14)
2020-08-03
87,041(+517) 5,767(+17)
2020-08-04
87,963(+922) 5,808(+41)
2020-08-05
88,866(+903) 5,847(+39)
2020-08-06
90,537(+1,671) 5,877(+30)
2020-08-07
91,969(+1,432) 5,897(+20)
2020-08-08
93,572(+1,603) 5,916(+19)
2020-08-09
94,459(+887) 5,922(+6)
2020-08-10
94,701(+242) 5,932(+10)
2020-08-11
95,563(+862) 5,951(+19)
2020-08-12
97,110(+1,547) 5,984(+33)
2020-08-13
98,343(+1,233) 6,010(+26)
2020-08-14
99,409(+1,066) 6,030(+20)
2020-08-15
100,688(+1,279) 6,065(+35)
2020-08-16
101,542(+854) 6,070(+5)
2020-08-17
101,751(+209) 6,083(+13)
2020-08-18
102,941(+1,190) 6,105(+22)
2020-08-19
104,475(+1,534) 6,146(+41)
2020-08-20
105,508(+1,033) 6,200(+54)
2020-08-21
106,481(+973) 6,248(+48)
2020-08-22
107,089(+608) 6,277(+29)
2020-08-23
107,769(+680) 6,310(+33)
2020-08-24
108,289(+520) 6,322(+12)
2020-08-25
109,030(+741) 6,368(+46)
2020-08-26
110,549(+1,519) 6,410(+42)
2020-08-27
111,219(+670) 6,471(+61)
2020-08-28
112,141(+922) 6,504(+33)
2020-08-29
112,906(+765) 6,537(+33)
2020-08-30
113,648(+742) 6,555(+18)
2020-08-31
113,767(+119) 6,556(+1)
2020-09-01
114,309(+542) 6,571(+15)
2020-09-02
115,457(+1,148) 6,619(+48)
2020-09-03
116,360(+903) 6,648(+29)
2020-09-04
117,175(+815) 6,674(+26)
2020-09-05
118,045(+870) 6,724(+50)
2020-09-06
119,784(+1,739) 10,224(+3,500)
2020-09-07
110,092(-9692) 10,275(+51)
2020-09-08
110,757(+665) 10,576(+301)
2020-09-09
112,166(+1,409) 10,660(+84)
2020-09-10
113,206(+1,040) 10,749(+89)
2020-09-11
114,732(+1,526) 10,836(+87)
2020-09-12
116,541(+1,809) 10,864(+28)
2020-09-13
118,594(+2,053) 10,903(+39)
2020-09-14
118,911(+317) 10,922(+19)
2020-09-15
119,553(+642) 10,963(+41)
2020-09-16
121,525(+1,972) 10,996(+33)
2020-09-17
122,257(+732) 11,029(+33)
2020-09-18
124,129(+1,872) 11,044(+15)
2020-09-19
125,620(+1,491) 11,084(+40)
2020-09-20
126,419(+799) 11,090(+6)
2020-09-21
126,711(+292) 11,095(+5)
2020-09-22
127,643(+932) 11,126(+31)
2020-09-23
129,892(+2,249) 11,171(+45)
2020-09-24
131,146(+1,254) 11,213(+42)
2020-09-25
132,475(+1,329) 11,236(+23)
2020-09-26
133,981(+1,506) 11,273(+37)
2020-09-27
134,747(+766) 11,279(+6)
2020-09-28
134,965(+218) 11,280(+1)
2020-09-29
135,749(+784) 11,312(+32)
2020-09-30
137,047(+1,298) 11,355(+43)
2020-10-01
138,584(+1,537) 11,433(+78)
2020-10-02
139,534(+950) 11,495(+62)
2020-10-03
140,351(+817) 11,597(+102)
2020-10-04
141,034(+683) 11,647(+50)
2020-10-05
141,339(+305) 11,681(+34)
2020-10-06
142,056(+717) 11,702(+21)
2020-10-07
143,531(+1,475) 11,743(+41)
2020-10-08
145,045(+1,514) 12,141(+398)
2020-10-09
145,848(+803) 12,175(+34)
2020-10-10
146,828(+980) 12,188(+13)
2020-10-11
147,033(+205) 12,191(+3)
2020-10-12
147,315(+282) 12,218(+27)
2020-10-13
148,171(+856) 12,235(+17)
2020-10-14
149,083(+912) 12,264(+29)
2020-10-15
150,360(+1,277) 12,306(+42)
2020-10-16
151,659(+1,299) 12,357(+51)
2020-10-17
152,422(+763) 12,375(+18)
2020-10-18
153,289(+867) 12,387(+12)
2020-10-19
153,423(+134) 12,395(+8)
2020-10-20
154,115(+692) 12,404(+9)
2020-10-21
155,625(+1,510) 12,453(+49)
2020-10-22
156,451(+826) 12,500(+47)
2020-10-23
158,270(+1,819) 12,528(+28)
2020-10-24
159,614(+1,344) 12,542(+14)
2020-10-25
161,635(+2,021) 12,553(+11)
2020-10-26
162,178(+543) 12,573(+20)
2020-10-27
163,192(+1,014) 12,588(+15)
2020-10-28
164,908(+1,716) 12,608(+20)
2020-10-29
166,302(+1,394) 12,622(+14)
2020-10-30
167,147(+845) 12,632(+10)
2020-10-31
168,192(+1,045) 12,670(+38)
2020-11-01
169,194(+1,002) 12,684(+14)
2020-11-02
169,562(+368) 12,692(+8)
2020-11-03
170,110(+548) 12,698(+6)
2020-11-04
171,433(+1,323) 12,704(+6)
2020-11-05
171,783(+350) 12,730(+26)
2020-11-06
172,508(+725) 12,761(+31)
2020-11-07
173,486(+978) 12,815(+54)
2020-11-08
174,907(+1,421) 12,830(+15)
2020-11-09
175,269(+362) 12,839(+9)
2020-11-10
175,711(+442) 12,849(+10)
2020-11-11
176,630(+919) 12,920(+71)
2020-11-12
177,513(+883) 12,946(+26)
2020-11-13
178,674(+1,161) 12,977(+31)
2020-11-14
179,627(+953) 12,997(+20)
2020-11-15
180,295(+668) 13,008(+11)
2020-11-16
180,676(+381) 13,016(+8)
2020-11-17
181,104(+428) 13,025(+9)
2020-11-18
182,250(+1,146) 13,052(+27)
2020-11-19
183,246(+996) 13,073(+21)
2020-11-20
183,840(+594) 13,095(+22)
2020-11-21
184,876(+1,036) 13,139(+44)
2020-11-22
185,643(+767) 13,201(+62)
2020-11-23
185,944(+301) 13,225(+24)
2020-11-24
186,436(+492) 13,264(+39)
2020-11-25
187,230(+794) 13,288(+24)
2020-11-26
188,138(+908) 13,316(+28)
2020-11-27
189,534(+1,396) 13,358(+42)
2020-11-28
190,909(+1,375) 13,371(+13)
2020-11-29
192,117(+1,208) 13,423(+52)
2020-11-30
192,685(+568) 13,461(+38)
2020-12-01
193,673(+988) 13,501(+40)
2020-12-02
194,876(+1,203) 13,562(+61)
2020-12-03
195,884(+1,008) 13,612(+50)
2020-12-04
196,482(+598) 13,696(+84)
2020-12-05
197,391(+909) 13,756(+60)
2020-12-06
197,998(+607) 13,778(+22)
2020-12-07
198,244(+246) 13,780(+2)
2020-12-08
198,752(+508) 13,794(+14)
2020-12-09
199,228(+476) 13,814(+20)
2020-12-10
200,379(+1,151) 13,850(+36)
2020-12-11
200,765(+386) 13,858(+8)
2020-12-12
201,524(+759) 13,874(+16)
2020-12-13
202,110(+586) 13,875(+1)
2020-12-14
202,180(+70) 13,875(=)
2020-12-15
202,356(+176) 13,896(+21)
2020-12-16
203,461(+1,105) 13,915(+19)
2020-12-17
204,249(+788) 13,932(+17)
2020-12-18
205,003(+754) 13,942(+10)
2020-12-19
205,920(+917) 13,948(+6)
2020-12-20
206,257(+337) 13,948(=)
2020-12-21
206,329(+72) 13,949(+1)
2020-12-22
206,364(+35) 13,949(=)
2020-12-23
207,084(+720) 13,962(+13)
2020-12-24
208,010(+926) 13,977(+15)
2020-12-25
208,828(+818) 13,984(+7)
2020-12-26
209,274(+446) 13,990(+6)
2020-12-27
209,355(+81) 13,992(+2)
2020-12-28
209,758(+403) 13,994(+2)
2020-12-29
210,236(+478) 14,001(+7)
2020-12-30
211,512(+1,276) 14,023(+22)
2020-12-31
212,512(+1,000) 14,032(+9)
2021-01-01
213,378(+866) 14,051(+19)
2021-01-02
214,513(+1,135) 14,059(+8)
2021-01-03
214,614(+101) 14,059(=)
2021-01-04
215,080(+466) 14,069(+10)
2021-01-05
216,083(+1,003) 14,103(+34)
2021-01-06
217,377(+1,294) 14,146(+43)
2021-01-07
218,385(+1,008) 14,158(+12)
2021-01-08
219,148(+763) 14,165(+7)
2021-01-09
220,349(+1,201) 14,177(+12)
2021-01-10
221,070(+721) 14,177(=)
2021-01-11
221,506(+436) 14,184(+7)
2021-01-12
222,567(+1,061) 14,196(+12)
2021-01-13
224,315(+1,748) 14,229(+33)
2021-01-14
226,002(+1,687) 14,246(+17)
2021-01-15
226,866(+864) 14,273(+27)
2021-01-16
230,808(+3,942) 14,316(+43)
2021-01-17
231,482(+674) 14,319(+3)
2021-01-18
231,644(+162) 14,322(+3)
2021-01-19
232,568(+924) 14,382(+60)
2021-01-20
234,315(+1,747) 14,437(+55)
2021-01-21
236,189(+1,874) 14,526(+89)
2021-01-22
237,158(+969) 14,562(+36)
2021-01-23
238,232(+1,074) 14,596(+34)
2021-01-24
241,292(+3,060) 14,623(+27)
2021-01-25
241,566(+274) 14,639(+16)
2021-01-26
242,146(+580) 14,668(+29)
2021-01-27
243,535(+1,389) 14,704(+36)
2021-01-28
246,000(+2,465) 14,766(+62)
2021-01-29
246,687(+687) 14,802(+36)
2021-01-30
249,779(+3,092) 14,851(+49)
2021-01-31
250,828(+1,049) 14,859(+8)
2021-02-01
250,986(+158) 14,890(+31)
2021-02-02
251,279(+293) 14,915(+25)
2021-02-03
252,390(+1,111) 14,949(+34)
2021-02-04
253,339(+949) 14,968(+19)
2021-02-05
255,412(+2,073) 14,982(+14)
2021-02-06
257,115(+1,703) 15,004(+22)
2021-02-07
258,282(+1,167) 15,012(+8)
2021-02-08
258,607(+325) 15,013(+1)
2021-02-09
259,783(+1,176) 15,086(+73)
2021-02-10
260,076(+293) 15,116(+30)
2021-02-11
262,313(+2,237) 15,174(+58)
2021-02-12
263,517(+1,204) 15,220(+46)
2021-02-13
265,527(+2,010) 15,269(+49)
2021-02-14
267,223(+1,696) 15,321(+52)
2021-02-15
267,701(+478) 15,355(+34)
2021-02-16
268,073(+372) 15,392(+37)
2021-02-17
268,219(+146) 15,394(+2)
2021-02-18
269,860(+1,641) 15,444(+50)
2021-02-19
271,276(+1,416) 15,474(+30)
2021-02-20
273,097(+1,821) 15,513(+39)
2021-02-21
274,673(+1,576) 15,536(+23)
2021-02-22
274,968(+295) 15,547(+11)
2021-02-23
275,780(+812) 15,567(+20)
2021-02-24
278,779(+2,999) 15,634(+67)
2021-02-25
281,169(+2,390) 15,669(+35)
2021-02-26
282,599(+1,430) 15,713(+44)
2021-02-27
284,347(+1,748) 15,779(+66)
2021-02-28
286,155(+1,808) 15,811(+32)
2021-03-01
286,367(+212) 15,832(+21)
2021-03-02
286,725(+358) 15,850(+18)
2021-03-03
289,472(+2,747) 15,921(+71)
2021-03-04
289,735(+263) 15,959(+38)
2021-03-05
291,070(+1,335) 15,997(+38)
2021-03-06
292,943(+1,873) 16,020(+23)
2021-03-07
294,503(+1,560) 16,039(+19)
2021-03-08
294,618(+115) 16,043(+4)
2021-03-09
295,114(+496) 16,069(+26)
2021-03-10
296,841(+1,727) 16,105(+36)
2021-03-11
297,957(+1,116) 16,128(+23)
2021-03-12
299,216(+1,259) 16,193(+65)
2021-03-13
300,666(+1,450) 16,215(+22)
2021-03-14
302,221(+1,555) 16,236(+21)
2021-03-15
302,498(+277) 16,240(+4)
2021-03-16
302,854(+356) 16,259(+19)
2021-03-17
305,598(+2,744) 16,300(+41)
2021-03-18
307,429(+1,831) 16,333(+33)
2021-03-19
309,643(+2,214) 16,412(+79)
2021-03-20
310,868(+1,225) 16,435(+23)
2021-03-21
312,598(+1,730) 16,451(+16)
2021-03-22
312,851(+253) 16,478(+27)
2021-03-23
313,570(+719) 16,504(+26)
2021-03-24
316,807(+3,237) 16,540(+36)
2021-03-25
318,656(+1,849) 16,582(+42)
2021-03-26
321,451(+2,795) 16,632(+50)
2021-03-27
322,699(+1,248) 16,679(+47)
2021-03-28
324,482(+1,783) 16,738(+59)
2021-03-29
325,124(+642) 16,746(+8)
2021-03-30
327,325(+2,201) 16,780(+34)
2021-03-31
328,755(+1,430) 16,847(+67)
2021-04-01
330,388(+1,633) 16,877(+30)
2021-04-02
332,038(+1,650) 16,910(+33)
2021-04-03
333,175(+1,137) 16,929(+19)
2021-04-04
335,681(+2,506) 16,956(+27)
2021-04-05
336,777(+1,096) 16,987(+31)
2021-04-06
337,702(+925) 17,004(+17)
2021-04-07
339,604(+1,902) 17,057(+53)
2021-04-08
341,619(+2,015) 17,115(+58)
2021-04-09
342,678(+1,059) 17,158(+43)
2021-04-10
344,877(+2,199) 17,275(+117)
2021-04-11
346,817(+1,940) 17,293(+18)
2021-04-12
347,070(+253) 17,298(+5)
2021-04-13
347,589(+519) 17,351(+53)
2021-04-14
350,539(+2,950) 17,400(+49)
2021-04-15
355,431(+4,892) 17,489(+89)
2021-04-16
355,964(+533) 17,528(+39)
2021-04-17
358,157(+2,193) 17,641(+113)
2021-04-18
360,546(+2,389) 17,703(+62)
2021-04-19
360,563(+17) 17,703(=)
2021-04-20
361,154(+591) 17,744(+41)
2021-04-21
362,843(+1,689) 17,804(+60)
2021-04-22
365,393(+2,550) 17,965(+161)
2021-04-23
371,306(+5,913) 18,062(+97)
2021-04-24
372,754(+1,448) 18,158(+96)
2021-04-25
373,362(+608) 18,177(+19)
2021-04-26
374,775(+1,413) 18,300(+123)
2021-04-27
375,329(+554) 18,389(+89)
2021-04-28
377,662(+2,333) 18,470(+81)
2021-04-29
380,689(+3,027) 18,552(+82)
2021-04-30
381,862(+1,173) 18,631(+79)
2021-05-01
384,589(+2,727) 18,724(+93)
2021-05-02
387,299(+2,710) 18,740(+16)
2021-05-03
388,046(+747) 18,765(+25)
2021-05-04
391,242(+3,196) 18,863(+98)
2021-05-05
393,048(+1,806) 18,907(+44)
2021-05-06
395,327(+2,279) 19,018(+111)
2021-05-07
396,888(+1,561) 19,061(+43)
2021-05-08
398,921(+2,033) 19,137(+76)
2021-05-09
400,296(+1,375) 19,222(+85)
2021-05-10
402,060(+1,764) 19,242(+20)
2021-05-11
402,595(+535) 19,286(+44)
2021-05-12
404,632(+2,037) 19,349(+63)
2021-05-13
405,783(+1,151) 19,442(+93)
2021-05-14
407,002(+1,219) 19,514(+72)
2021-05-15
409,530(+2,528) 19,692(+178)
2021-05-16
410,129(+599) 19,699(+7)
2021-05-17
410,870(+741) 19,786(+87)
2021-05-18
411,466(+596) 19,877(+91)
2021-05-19
412,907(+1,441) 19,979(+102)
2021-05-20
415,255(+2,348) 20,022(+43)
2021-05-21
416,621(+1,366) 20,107(+85)
2021-05-22
417,840(+1,219) 20,180(+73)
2021-05-23
418,851(+1,011) 20,193(+13)
2021-05-24
419,198(+347) 20,210(+17)
2021-05-25
420,167(+969) 20,227(+17)
2021-05-26
421,231(+1,064) 20,312(+85)
2021-05-27
422,329(+1,098) 20,357(+45)
2021-05-28
423,165(+836) 20,408(+51)
2021-05-29
424,741(+1,576) 20,485(+77)
2021-05-30
425,841(+1,100) 20,545(+60)
2021-05-31
426,037(+196) 20,572(+27)
2021-06-01
427,690(+1,653) 20,620(+48)
2021-06-02
428,865(+1,175) 20,681(+61)
2021-06-03
429,817(+952) 20,706(+25)
2021-06-04
430,739(+922) 20,755(+49)
2021-06-05
431,429(+690) 20,773(+18)
2021-06-06
432,353(+924) 20,809(+36)
2021-06-07
432,739(+386) 20,814(+5)
2021-06-08
432,985(+246) 20,831(+17)
2021-06-09
433,870(+885) 20,903(+72)
2021-06-10
436,023(+2,153) 20,949(+46)
2021-06-11
437,121(+1,098) 20,997(+48)
2021-06-12
438,108(+987) 21,018(+21)
2021-06-13
438,934(+826) 21,048(+30)
2021-06-14
439,139(+205) 21,051(+3)
2021-06-15
439,374(+235) 21,061(+10)
2021-06-16
441,180(+1,806) 21,153(+92)
2021-06-17
442,341(+1,161) 21,175(+22)
2021-06-18
444,395(+2,054) 21,234(+59)
2021-06-19
445,586(+1,191) 21,284(+50)
2021-06-20
446,441(+855) 21,293(+9)
2021-06-21
446,633(+192) 21,304(+11)
2021-06-22
447,176(+543) 21,315(+11)
2021-06-23
449,107(+1,931) 21,367(+52)
2021-06-24
449,483(+376) 21,377(+10)
2021-06-25
452,234(+2,751) 21,433(+56)
2021-06-26
453,362(+1,128) 21,485(+52)
2021-06-27
454,336(+974) 21,523(+38)
2021-06-28
455,743(+1,407) 21,523(=)
2021-06-29
457,489(+1,746) 21,545(+22)
2021-06-30
458,504(+1,015) 21,560(+15)
2021-07-01
459,538(+1,034) 21,605(+45)
2021-07-02
461,157(+1,619) 21,623(+18)
2021-07-03
462,142(+985) 21,660(+37)
2021-07-04
2021-07-05
462,649(n.a.) 21,695(n.a.)
2021-07-06
463,951(+1,302) 21,708(+13)
2021-07-07
465,029(+1,078) 21,728(+20)
2021-07-08
465,878(+849) 21,768(+40)
2021-07-09
467,073(+1,195) 21,803(+35)
2021-07-10
467,976(+903) 21,814(+11)
2021-07-11
468,346(+370) 21,830(+16)
2021-07-12
468,414(+68) 21,830(=)
2021-07-13
470,882(+2,468) 21,832(+2)
2021-07-14
471,757(+875) 21,850(+18)
2021-07-15
472,722(+965) 21,872(+22)
2021-07-16
473,647(+925) 21,899(+27)
2021-07-17
475,215(+1,568) 21,933(+34)
2021-07-18
476,065(+850) 21,953(+20)
2021-07-19
476,312(+247) 21,958(+5)
2021-07-20
477,946(+1,634) 30,744(+8,786)
2021-07-21
478,615(+669) 30,752(+8)
2021-07-22
479,784(+1,169) 30,777(+25)
2021-07-23
480,720(+936) 30,797(+20)
480,720(=) 30,797(=)
2021-07-31
487,372(+6,652) 31,631(+834)
2021-08-01
487,598(+226) 31,634(+3)
2021-08-02
487,702(+104) 31,644(+10)
Source: Ecuadorian Ministry of Health via official Twitter account and website

The following section includes all the daily reports published by national media, communicating the updates of the new confirmed cases from the Ministry of Health or the INSPI (Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Salud Pública, in English National Public Health Research Institute).

February 2020

On 29 February, the Minister of Public Health in Ecuador, Catalina Andramuño, confirmed the first case of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the country.[24] The patient was a woman in her 70s and an Ecuadorian citizen who resided in Spain. She arrived in Guayaquil on 14 February.[24] According to Andramuño, she had no symptoms when she arrived in the country. Following her arrival, she began experiencing symptoms including a fever and mild muscle pain. She was taken to a healthcare facility in serious condition and with reserved prognosis. Further details about the woman and the hospital where she is located were not disclosed due to security measures. Also, 80 people who had contact with the infected woman were put under observation.[25][26]

March 2020

On 1 March, Andramuño announced that 5 new cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed in Ecuador.[27] On 4 March 3 new cases were announced by the Ministry of Health.[28] The last report, according to the INSPI (Instituto Nacional de Investigación en Salud Pública, in English National Public Health Research Institute), confirmed a total of 14 positive cases.[29]

On 8 March, the Ministry of Health in Ecuador announced through social media a new case of the coronavirus in the country. According to the statement, the patient became infected from contact with the first case confirmed in the region. At this time there were 15 confirmed cases in the country.[30]

On 10 March, the Ministry of Health in Ecuador announced 2 new cases of the coronavirus in the country. These cases are in the provinces of Guayas and Los Ríos. One of the cases is related to the first case in the country, and the other is related to the first case in Paraguay.[31]

As of 13 March, 23 cases had been confirmed by the Government.[32] There were cases reported in Pichincha (5), Guayas (8), and Los Rios(10). The Government suspended class attendance for students at all levels. Additionally, the first death (the first Ecuadorian infection case) was reported by the Minister of Public Health, Catalina Andramuño, during a press conference in Guayaquil.[33]

On 14 March, Ecuador's government announced the closure of its borders from 15 March to all foreign travelers due to the spread of the coronavirus, after local authorities confirmed a second death from the infection. Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner, in a televised statement, said all aerial, land and maritime transport into the Andean country will be prohibited. Ecuadorian citizens and foreigners with Ecuadorean residency had until the end of 16 March to return, he said. Ecuador at this point had confirmed 28 cases of the coronavirus, including two deaths, and authorities banned all public activities.[34]

President of the National Assembly of Ecuador César Litardo meeting with Minister of Health Catalina Andramuño who resigned a few days later

On 15 March, 37 cases had been confirmed by the Government. Guayas had 19 cases, Los Rios 10 cases, Pichincha 6 cases, Sucumbios 1 case and Azuay 1 case.[35] Citizens of Ecuador, El Salvador, Perú, and Chile were stranded at Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City on 16 March because of the virus.[36] 58 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed in Ecuador, including a new case in Manta, Manabi. Guayas Province had 38 infected, Los Ríos Province 10 infected, Pichincha Province 7 infected, Sucumbíos Province 1 case, Azuay Province 1 infected, and Manabi 1 case.[37]

On the morning of 17 March, the Ecuadorian government confirmed a total of 111 positive cases.[38] The following day the Ecuadorian government confirmed a total of 155 positive cases.[39] increased to 168 positive cases in the afternoon.[40] The number of confirmed cases increased daily,[41] by the morning of 20 March, the number of confirmed cases had increased to 367, with 582 suspected cases, 5 deaths and 4 recoveries.[42]

On 21 March, the government confirmed 532 positive cases, 870 suspected cases, 7 deaths and 3 recovered.[43] On that day the Ecuador's Minister of Public Health Catalina Andramuño resigned; in her letter of resignation she said that the government had not allocated any additional budget to her ministry for the COVID-19 emergency.[44] She was replaced by Dr. Juan Carlos Zevallos.[45]

On 23 March, the Ecuadorian government reported 981 confirmed cases and 18 deaths.[46] On 24 March, the Ecuadorian police moved to dismantle open markets to limit large groups of people coming together.[47] On the afternoon of 30 March, the new Minister of Public Health of Ecuador, Juan Carlos Zevallos announced that 54 people had recovered.[48]

April 2020

Number of cases (blue) and number of deaths (red) on a logarithmic scale.

By early April, the health system in Guayas Province was overwhelmed, and many of Ecuador's COVID-19 deaths were reported there. Corpses were abandoned on the street as local funeral homes were incapable of handling so much work.[49]

On 2 April president Lenín Moreno said that the government was building a "special camp" for the victims of the coronavirus in Guayaquil.[50] Two-thirds of COVID-19 cases of Ecuador were reported to be in Guayaquil and its surrounding areas, and local authorities have ordered cardboard coffins, and said that a new cemetery would be opened and freezer units would be used to store the corpses.[51]

Data emerged on 17 April suggesting that the number of death due to COVID-19 may be much higher than that officially reported – 10,939 people had died in six weeks since the start of March in the Guayas province, compared to a normal figure of 3,000 for the region,[11] with nearly 6,000 more deaths than average reported in Guayaquil in the first two weeks of April alone.[12] Both the Interior Minister María Paula Romo and President Lenín Moreno admitted that the official numbers for COVID-19 were too low due to insufficient testing.[52]

On 21 April, the government announced plans to restart its economy as well as allowing flights home for its citizens abroad, although controls on education and transport and the ban of large gatherings of people remained.[53]

On 23 April, Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos doubled the number of confirmed cases, adding 11,000 new infections to the previous total of 11,183 infections. The doubling of cases was the result of delayed testing of patients.[54]

It has been estimated that there were over 9,000 excess deaths in Guyaquil in the months of March and April. The chaotic conditions in hospitals had led to misidentification of the deceased with many bodies of the dead going missing.[55][56]

May 2020

On 4 May, the number of confirmed cases had reached over 30,000, with 31,881 cases reported, 1,569 reported deaths and a further 1,336 possible deaths caused by the virus.[57]

By 15 May, the situation in Guayaquil appeared to have stabilized, although it still had 55% of the total 31,467 cases in Ecuador. However, increasing numbers in Quito were reported, with 2,400 coronavirus cases and 181 deaths registered in the Pichincha Province.[58]

The Financial Times estimated that that between January and mid-May, there were over 19,200 excess deaths in Ecuador, 12,000 of which were from Guayaquil alone.[10]

June 2020

On 13 June, a major laboratory involved in testing for coronavirus was forced to close and stop its tests due to a lack of basic lab equipment.[59]

July 2020

On 23 July, Quito surpassed Guayaquil in the number of cases, becoming the epicenter of the disease in Ecuador.[60]

August 2020

On 11 August, the Pichincha province surpassed Guayas as the province with the highest number of cases.[61]

On 21 August, confirmed positive cases were reported in all 24 provinces, with Quito being the hardest-hit area. According to "Compassion Ecuador," the indigenous population is particularly vulnerable.[62]

Economic impact

The government is paying informal workers $60 per month to stay at home. An estimated 500,000 Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador are especially vulnerable because they do not have access to the stimulus payments.[63] The country was already in economic difficulties before the pandemic, but the COVID-19 pandemic and fall in oil prices during the pandemic had led to severe economic problems in the country. All government officials and teachers had been asked to take a pay cut, a number of national companies such as the national airline TAME were liquidated, and Ecuador was unable to pay its foreign debt. The budget deficit for 2020 is expected to be at least $12bn, which is about 11 per cent of Ecuador's gross domestic product.[10] A law to make labour law more flexible was also passed.[64] Government announcement of cuts has led to protests by demonstrators.[65]

The poverty rate reached 32.4 percent in December 2020 (up 7.4 percentage points from December 2019) according to government data. The recession in 2020 is estimated at 10 percent.[66]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Suspected deaths are bodies that were recovered by authorities from homes with knowledge of presenting the same symptoms of COVID-19, amid a reported breaking point in hospitals and morgues.[3][4]

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