Peru has already passed the 1,000 coronavirus deaths after more than 100 deaths occurred in one day, while the number of infections, according to the country’s health ministry, one of them, is now 37,000, the most affected in Latin America.
In particular, there were 1,051 deaths up to Thursday, including 108 deaths in the last 24 hours, a record number for the second day in a row, while the total number of infections is 36,976.
There are currently 4,978 people with Covid-19 disease in hospital, while another 10,405 patients have overcome it, according to the Ministry of Health, which has been collected by local media. According to the agency, the country has a total of 808 beds in intensive care units, of which 651 are already occupied.
The president, Martin Vizcarra, warned on Sunday that the country was “reaching the limit of its responsiveness” to the coronavirus pandemic, which is why he insisted on the need to take preventive measures.
The President stressed that this does not mean that the government is “with arms folded”. “We are continuing to work on caring for all patients,” he said. “It is not that the system has collapsed,” he added.