The possibility of accessing a hospital bed in Peru to receive treatment against COVID-19 is increasingly difficult

The number of hospitalized patients COVID-19 in Peru fell this Sunday in 209 fewer patients than the day before, with 11 thousand 723 hospitalized, while cases requiring mechanical ventilation rose to 1,316, just one more than on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Health.

The possibility of accessing a hospital bed in the country to receive treatment against COVID-19 is increasingly difficult, since the virus has been advancing towards the areas of the central jungle and the Southern andes where it has come later.

From March to date, the health authorities have registered 326 thousand 326 positive cases of the pandemic, with 3 thousand 616 confirmed in the last 24 hours, after applying one million 925 thousand 231 discard tests, of which 20 thousand 989 were processed in the last hours.

A total of 217 thousand 111 people received the medical discharge, after having complied with the home isolation or having been treated at health centers, with 2 thousand 959 recovered since Saturday.

More than 97 thousand active cases

Likewise, the Ministry of Health reported that 11,870 people have died in the country from the disease, of which 188 died in the last 24 hours.

In this sense, in view of the official report, in Peru there are 97 thousand 345 active cases of COVID-19, with an increase of 469 infections since the previous day.

The regions of the country most affected by the coronavirus continue to be the capital Lima, with more than 175,000 cases, neighboring Callao with 19,080, Piura with 18,738 and Lambayeque with 15 thousand 057 cases.

President visits hospitals in the southern jungle

On this day, the president, Martín Vizcarra, traveled to the city of Puerto Maldonado, in the southern jungle of the country, to supervise the construction of the 50-bed expansion in a social security hospital and the installation of a CT scanner.

“In the next few days the new Villa Essalud in Puerto Maldonado, which will be implemented with medical equipment and medical personnel. We come every day working intensely to see the health needs in all the regions, ”Vizcarra told the local media.

The head of state also verified the installation of a scanner with the capacity to attend to 60 patients a day in order to help diagnose COVID-19.

Sufficient tests and medications

On the other hand, Vizcarra assured that “there is sufficient evidence of discarding in the country, as well as medicines to give treatment against coronavirus”, given the allegations of shortages of these supplies.

The ruler stressed the importance of use of the mask and applying social distancing, adding that “if we are responsible, we can gradually reactivate the economy and avoid a re-emergence.”

Vizcarra pointed out that the Madre de Dios region, of which Puerto Maldonado is the capital, is at the highest level of contagion and that it is estimated that it will begin to decline at the end of the month.

On the other hand, in the Andean region of Arequipa it was confirmed that its provincial mayor, Omar Candia, tested positive for the coronavirus, after another municipal official became ill and died last June.

Candia complies with home isolation and remains stable, according to the Arequipa provincial municipality, a region that has 8,917 cases of contagion, according to the report of the Ministry of Health.

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