Peru, which has the highest per capita death rate per crown in the world, has passed the 200,000 virus death mark, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday.
The ministry has announced 25 new deaths in the past 24 hours The death toll from the outbreak of the epidemic rises to 200,003 In March 2020.
The country on the west coast of South America, with a population of 33 million, has recorded 2.2 million cases of the virus.
Peru has the highest mortality rate of the population, with 6,065 deaths per million population, according to an AFP census, based on official data.
This news arrives in amid a decrease in cases and deaths, which is attributed to the increase in the frequency of vaccinations, despite the concern of the authorities for a possible new wave of infections due to the delta mutant now prevalent in the country.
“We continue to maintain a high level of control” over the situation, Health Minister Hernando Cefayos recently said.
“The first and second waves may have generated immunity in part of the population, “he added.
The drop in the number of infections has allowed the government to ease some health measures and revitalize parts of the economy.
The night curfew was reduced to just two hours, while restaurants were allowed to operate at full capacity.
Peru comes after Brazil and Mexico in the number of deaths in Latin America, knowing that the population of these two countries is seven and four times that of Peru.
Before the pandemic, Peru’s economy was one of the most dynamic in the region, but in 2020 its gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 11%, while more than 2.1 million people lost their jobs due to the recession.
The death rate from the virus is in drop in Peru since April, when it recorded 2,500 deaths per week. Last week, the number dropped to 169 deaths, according to official data.
Experts attribute Peru’s problems to its economy in largely unregulated and the health system ineffective.
The government hopes to vaccinate 70% of the population over the age of 12 by the end of the year.
More than 14.2 million people have received two doses of the vaccine, representing 51% of those over the age of 12.
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