Almost 1,500 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Bolivia in the past 24 hours. That’s a slight increase from Thursday’s level and has brought the number of people affected by COVID-19 in the South American country to nearly 98,000.
In particular, according to the Ministry of Health, which maintains La Paz as the epicenter by registering 457 new positives as the epicenter for a total of 24,602 cases, the authorities have already identified 97,950 cases, of which 1,491. On the other hand, 3,939 people have died from COVID-19, 55 more than on Thursday, reports the Bolivian newspaper ‘La Razón’.
With the start of the pandemic, Bolivia declared a national quarantine, which mitigated the economic consequences, although the country has not yet reached the peak of the contagion curve. The rise in infections has led the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) to postpone the general elections originally planned for May 3 from September 6 to October 18, exacerbating the political crisis.