Virus in Peru: first day for six months with less than 50 deaths

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For the first time in six months, Peru recorded fewer than 50 deaths from Covid-19 on Thursday, as the number of contaminations and deaths slowly decline.

The number of confirmed cases stands at 879,876, with 2,991 new cases in the last 24 hours, and 47 additional deaths, for a total of 33,984 deaths according to figures from the Ministry of Health.

After the end of compulsory confinement which lasted more than 100 days on 1er In July, the situation worsened, with a record 277 deaths on August 13.

Since then, the numbers have slowly declined, and in October, the average number of daily deaths fell back to 69 according to official figures.

“This quantity must fall” even more, because “the rates of contamination are falling in the country, (and) also the number of deaths”, declared the Peruvin Prime Minister Walter Martos.

“We are not in lack of oxygen, we are better equipped. This is why we consider that if there is a second wave, it will not be as aggressive and intense as in Europe ”, he added.

The pandemic first emerged in the Andean country on March 6 and the last day with fewer than 50 deaths was April 26, with 28 deaths, while four days later that number rose to more than 100.

Peru is proportionately the most bereaved country in the world by the pandemic, with 105.89 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants according to figures from the American Johns Hopkins University.

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