Lima, Feb 20 . .- Peru reported another 3,306 cases and 187 deaths from covid-19 within the final 24 hours, which raised the whole variety of contaminated to 1,275,899 and to 44,877 deaths for the reason that pandemic reached the nation , in March of final yr.
When different 6,480 recovered had been reported, 1,176,128 individuals had been additionally discharged from a medical middle or accomplished their dwelling quarantine interval.
Thus, in Peru there are at present 54,894 lively cases of the epidemic, 14,693 of that are hospitalized and 2,068 of those in intensive care models (ICU).
MINISTER SUPERVISES VACCINATION
This Saturday, the Minister of Well being, Óscar Ugarte, visited the central Andean metropolis of Huánuco to ship a second batch of vaccines from the Chinese language Sinopharm laboratory for well being personnel in command of caring for sufferers with covid-19.
Ugarte additionally began up a pharmacy and held a piece assembly on the Hermilio Valdizán contingency hospital amenities, the place he coordinated actions within the battle towards the pandemic with native personnel.
The Ministry of Well being (Minsa) mentioned that medical personnel in Huánuco, some 420 kilometers from Lima, are being vaccinated in 343 well being institutions all through the area.
TWO MILLION VACCINES
Whereas the vaccination of “entrance line” well being personnel within the battle towards the pandemic is progressing with a primary batch of 1 million Sinopharm vaccines, the minister reported that another two million doses will arrive within the nation at first of March.
Ugarte indicated that this new batch is a part of the contract that was signed with the Chinese language laboratory for the acquisition of a complete of 38 million vaccines.
He added that within the subsequent two weeks 250,000 doses of Pfizer would additionally arrive within the nation and another 800,000 throughout March, as a part of the contract deliveries for 20 million vaccines bought from this laboratory.
AN IMPORTANT BREATH
Ugarte indicated that the arrival of those vaccines will give his nation “an important respite” and that, as well as, the worldwide initiative Covax Facility would advance the cargo of between 600,000 and 700,000 Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines for March and April.
Peru started the vaccination course of on February 9 with a primary batch of 300,000 doses of Sinopharm, to which another batch of 700,000 doses was added on February 13.
The Minsa reported that till this Saturday the primary dose of the Sinopharm vaccine had already been utilized to greater than 160,400 members of the well being personnel, out of a complete first aim of 396,258.