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Peru borders on 200,000 cases and has a total of 5,571 coronavirus deaths

June 8, 2020

The Peruvian Ministry of Health has reported 3,181 new cases and 106 deaths in the last 24 hours, a total of 199,696 positive and 5,571 deaths from the new disease.

The official bulletin also reports 9,661 hospitalizations, 78 more than on Sunday. These data seem to confirm that the Andean country has managed to contain infections after the peak in late May. On May 31, 8,805 new cases were reported.

Meanwhile, deaths over 100 daily deaths remain more or less stable, but have been below 200 since mid-May.

Peru borders on 200,000 cases and has a total of 5,571 coronavirus deathsPeru borders on 200,000 cases and has a total of 5,571 coronavirus deaths

On Sunday, a health ministry expert, César Munayco, confirmed that the actual number of coronavirus deaths in the country could triple the official number and reach 14,000 if suspected cases of the disease were included.

In particular, Muayco recalled that there must be three criteria to confirm COVID-19 death: the epidemiological – when in contact with an infected person – the laboratory and the clinical. “If it does not have the three criteria, it cannot be considered confirmed, even if there is a positive test,” he said in statements collected by the RPP station.