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COVID-19: Minsa reports 36 deaths and 3,517 new infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) informed Today, Sunday March 6, that a total of 211,108 people died from COVID-19 in the country in the last 24 hours. With this number, the death toll from the deadly virus in Peru rose by 36. In addition, 3,517 infections were registered in the last week (1,609 in the last 24 hours), bringing the total number of infected people to 3,527,549.

The Minsa also reported that there is a total of 1762 hospitalized patientsof which 793 are on mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Vaccinations in Peru

So far, Peru has received more than 26 million vaccines from Sinopharm, more than 41 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.

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

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

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