The Bolivian Ministry of Health reported more than a thousand coronavirus infections this Wednesday, a threshold the South American country has left behind in recent days and which has raised the tentative balance of COVID-19 to over 112,000 cases.
In particular, health officials have found 1,095 new cases, a total of 112,094 since the pandemic began. More than 50,000 people have recovered while 4,726 lost their lives, 62 more than Wednesday, according to the ABI agency.
La Paz remains the most infected department and has already accumulated nearly 30,000 after adding 349 more in 24 hours. Santa Cruz also saw an upswing the previous day, hitting 262 and reaching nearly 40,000 since the outbreak began.
The interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, has personally received a donation from an X-ray machine supplied by a group of companies and emphasizes that “solidarity is most important at such a sad moment”.
The president, who is due for re-election in October, has assured that the COVID-19 pandemic hit Bolivia at a critical time due to the poor state of its health system, which she believes is due to the negligence of previous governments.