A recent report from the Intelligence and Data Analysis Unit of Essalud, reveals that in the last epidemiological week (from December 12 to 18) 10,028 new cases of COVID-19, a figure that represents an increase of 2% compared to the previous week (9,822 cases).
According to the report, in the last week, infections increased in nine districts from Lima and Callao, being San Miguel is the jurisdiction with the highest percentage increase in cases (+ 83%), went from 65 to 119 newly infected.
“Santiago de Surco is another district that reported more infections, went from 246 to 382 new cases (increased by 55%), followed by San Borja, from 102 to 140 (37%); La Molina, from 118 to 146 (24%); Fenced in Lima, from 354 to 418 (18%), and Chorrillos, from 127 to 148 (17%) “, Dante Cersso detailed, Essalud spokesperson.
He mentioned that the districts of Ventanilla, Villa El Salvador and Villa María del Triunfo, also registered an increase in cases of 6%, 4% and 4%, respectively.
How is the case of the regions?
Regarding regions, Junín registers an increase in cases for the fifth consecutive week, from 229 to 375 new cases (increase of 64%). The province of Satipo, located in this same region, also presents the same upward trend in confirmed cases.
On the other hand, the region Huanuco registers an increase in cases for the third consecutive week, went from 86 to 220 newly infected (156% increase).
The Essalud spokesperson pointed out that, according to statistics, the Nationwide confirmed COVID-19 cases increased for the seventh consecutive week in the age range of 25 to 29 years, from 676 it went to 1,334 new cases in the last week.
Cersso also indicated that currently about 1,401 people are hospitalized for coronavirus in Essalud hospitals and that 347 are fighting for their lives in an ICU bed.
He also warned that deaths from this disease exceed 250 deaths for the fourth consecutive week. Along these lines, he urged the population to complete their vaccination schedule against COVID-19 and go to the immunization points to receive the booster dose.
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