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Uruguay exceeds 50,000 cases of COVID-19

Uruguay exceeded the threshold of 50,000 infected with
Covid-19 accumulated since March 13, after confirming 497 new positives today, according to the latest report released by the National Emergency System (Sinae).

The South American country is going through a stage of stabilization of the spread of Coronavirus after suffering an exponential growth in cases in December, which led the Government to a total closure of the borders for 42 days.

In total, there are 50,208 cases accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 44,481 recovered, 5,174 have ongoing infection and 553 died.

This Wednesday 6,032 virus detection tests were processed, which yielded 497 positives, and seven deaths were reported.

Patients hospitalized in intensive care for Covid-19 There are 71, which leaves 52 percent occupancy of critical patient beds throughout the health system, as detailed by the Uruguayan Society of Intensive Medicine (Sumi).

The pandemic is concentrated in Montevideo, the capital and most populous city in the country, which has 2,510 active cases, but the incidence of cases in the interior increased after the December holidays and the southern summer holidays.

Uruguay reopened on February 1 the borders for the entry of Uruguayans and resident foreigners, making the total closure decreed on December 21 more flexible due to a push from the pandemic.

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Xinhua Source