Ecuador registers 1,873 cases, 21 deaths from COVID-19 in one day

Ecuador registered 1,873 new infections and 21 more deaths from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 292,943 and the death toll to 11,246, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Saturday.

According to the ministry, the South American country has also recorded another 4,774 “probable deaths” from COVID-19, though these have yet to be confirmed.

Of the country’s 24 provinces, Pichincha has been the most affected by the pandemic, with a total of 102,140 cases and 2,341 deaths.

Most of the active cases in Pichincha are concentrated in the capital city of Quito, which on Saturday hit 94,353 cases, after registering 337 more in the last 24 hours.