The Bolivian Crime Prevention Unit (FELCC) removed at least 420 bodies from streets, vehicles and houses in less than a week between July 15 and 20.
According to the director of the FELCC, Colonel Iván Rojas, the authorities fear for the health of the troops who come to collect the bodies, since it is believed that in at least 85 percent of the cases the cause of death was COVID-19.
The uprising was carried out in five Bolivian departments, the local newspaper ‘La Razón’ reported. Cochabamba is the region with the most cases of corpse removal outside the hospital (191), followed by La Paz (141).
On the other hand, the Institute for Forensic Examinations (IDIF) has announced that it carried out an out-of-hospital legal medical examination of 3,016 positions between April 1 and July 19, which are believed to have received and confirmed COVID-19.