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COVID-19: Minsa reports 20 deaths and 3,431 new infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health (minsa) reported that, on Saturday, March 5, a total of 20 people died from the COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours. With this number, the death toll from the deadly virus in Peru rose by 211,032. In addition, 1,436 infections were registered in the last week (3,431 in the last 24 hours), bringing the total number of infected people to 3,525,940.

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The Minsa also reported that there is a total of 1,802 hospitalized patientsof which 819 are mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Vaccinations in Peru

So far, Peru has received over 26 million Sinopharm vaccines, more than 40 million from Pfizer and more than 5 million from AstraZeneca. All of these are applied according to the programming by age groups established by the Government after prioritizing health personnel, older adults and members of the National Police, Armed Forces and Firefighters.

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Vaccination in Peru began in February, after the arrival of the first batch of vaccines from China (Synopharm). To date, inoculation continues throughout the country.

In Lima, Callao and other regions children are already vaccinated from 5 years of age.

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