The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Sunday, July 4 which rose to 193,230 the death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. It is about 73 new deaths compared to yesterday’s report. In addition, it reported that infections increased by 2,001 (965 in the last 24 hours), so that the total number of infected people reaches 2,065,113.

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The Minsa also reported that there is a total of 8,647 hospitalized patients, of which 2,312 are on mechanical ventilation.

To mitigate the effects of the pandemic, Peru signed agreements to purchase vaccines against COVID-19 with Sinopharm (for 2 million doses), Pfizer (32 million), AstraZeneca (14.04 million) and with the Covax Facility mechanism (13.2 million).

Immunization in Peru began in February, after the arrival of the first batch of vaccines from China (Sinopharm). The Government has announced that it hopes to immunize all adults over 60 before the current administration ends.

Honesty of figures

On Monday, May 31, the Government reported that they will adopt the criteria and recommendations made by the Technical Working Group (GTT) formed to establish the way in which the death registry from this disease should be kept.

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This commission determined that the number of people who died from COVID-19 in Peru, from March 1, 2020 to May 22, 2021 was 180,764, while the official report from the Minsa did not reach 70 thousand. Since then, the Minsa has updated its figures based on the GTT’s recommendations.

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