The Peruvian Ministry of Health announced this Monday that the Andean country has exceeded 690,000 cases of COVID-19, while there are already nearly 30,000 deaths from the disease.
According to the balance released by the Peruvian health authorities, an additional 1,598 positive COVID-19 positives have been diagnosed in the past 24 hours, bringing the global number to 691,575 cases. In addition, 29,976 people have died of the disease in Peru, 138 more than the previous day.
Likewise, 11,242 people remain in hospital in Peru due to COVID-19. 1,488 of these are admitted to intensive care units and require mechanical ventilation. For their part, 522,251 patients have completed their home isolation phase or have been discharged after recovering from their illness.
On the other hand, the Peruvian Ministry of Health has issued a statement saying it will conduct a national seroprevalence study to determine the “real” impact of the pandemic in the country and the “real” percentage of infected people who have developed antibodies to the disease.