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Peru confirms more than 3,000 new cases and the deaths of an additional 225 people from COVID-19

August 12, 2020

The Peruvian Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday that 3,345 people tested positive for COVID-19, while another 225 were found dead.

In their latest report, health officials detailed that there have been 489,680 confirmed cases and 21,501 deaths since the pandemic began in the Andean country, the third largest in the region after Brazil and Mexico.

In regions such as Lima and Callao, where the contagion curve continues to rise, the situation remains worrying. In the capital, the number of new cases rose in up to 34 districts in late July, in some cases in percentages above 209 percent, as in the case of San Luis.

Peru confirms more than 3,000 new cases and the deaths of an additional 225 people from COVID-19Peru confirms more than 3,000 new cases and the deaths of an additional 225 people from COVID-19

Authorities have highlighted the recovery of 335,756 patients from the last 427 hospital discharges, although 13,775 people are still being admitted.

Peruvian Prime Minister Walter Martos, who today managed to surpass investment in Congress thanks to 115 votes, has announced that as of Tuesday around 2.5 million families in the country did not have one during the pandemic despite registration Receive and receive the so-called Universal Family Bonus, which is equipped with 760 soles (approx. 190 euros).

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