COVID-19: Minsa reports 20 deaths and 247 new infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health informed , that a total of 216,350 people died from COVID-19 in the country. With this number, the death toll from the deadly virus in Peru rose by 20. In addition, 247 infections were registered in the last week (112 cases in the last 24 hours), bringing the total number of infected people to 4,132,929.

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The Minsa also reported that there is a total of 686 hospitalized patientsof which 166 are mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Vaccinations in Peru

So far, Peru has received more than 26 million vaccines from Sinopharm, more than 46 million from Pfizer, more than 10 million from AstraZeneca, and more than one million from Moderna. All of these are applied according to the programming by age groups established by the Government after prioritizing health personnel, older adults and members of the National Police, Armed Forces and Firefighters.

Immunization in Peru began in February, after the arrival of the first batch of vaccines from China (Sinopharm). To date, vaccination continues throughout the country.

In Lima, Callao and other regions children are already vaccinated as young as 5 years of age. To date, the third dose is given to people 12 and older.

The fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is also applied to people over 18 years of age.

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