QUITO, June 16 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador recorded 1,806 new COVID-19 infections and 85 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative total of 441,180 cases and 15,575 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health said on Wednesday.
In its daily report, the ministry also reported another 5,578 deaths considered to be COVID-19 related, but not verified.
The province of Pichincha led the number of infections in the last day with 706, with 661 cases reported in the capital Quito, the epicenter of the pandemic in the South American country.
Currently, the people most affected by the virus are those between 20 and 49 years old, accounting for 60 percent of infections nationwide.
Ecuador is facing a sustained increase in cases, which has pressured the hospital system and led to a high occupancy in intensive care units.
According to the latest report, 3,081,172 doses of vaccines had been applied, to health personnel, priority groups and senior citizens as of June 13.