A few days after confirming the start of the third wave of the coronavirus, Peru reached its highest peak of COVID-19 infections in the entire pandemic, reported Dante Cersso, head of the intelligence and data analysis unit of the Social Security of Health (Essalud).
“Unfortunately, for this first week of January, a maximum peak of cases has been reached since the start of the pandemic.. Recall that the first peak of the first wave was registered with 61,086 confirmed cases approximately the second week of August. Then 67,107 new cases were registered during the second week of April in the second wave. In this third wave we are in more than 70 thousand new cases a week ”, He specified in statements to Canal N.
“If we see how much it was two weeks ago, two weeks ago the cases were 10,000. That is, from 10 thousand a week we have then gone to 22 thousand and now to 70 thousand. From 10,000 a week we now have 70,000 a day. It has been a very accelerated growth of infections which has coincided with the festivities and the arrival of this new omicron variant to the country ”, explained. He added that he This is a 241% increase from one week to the next.
He also indicated that in Lima it has been observed that 24 districts have exceeded the maximum number of COVID-19 cases. These are: Ate, Callao, Carabayllo, Chorrillos, Los Olivos, San Martín de Porres, Surco, Independencia, La Molina, Cercado de Lima, Lurigancho, San Borja, San Miguel, Jesús María, Miraflores, Chaclacayo, San Isidro, Pueblo Libre, La Perla , Surquillo, San Luis, Barranco, La Punta and Cieneguilla.
“In 24 districts the historical maximum of the first and second wave of weekly cases has been exceeded ”, Indian.
ICU BEDS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS
Regarding hospitalizations and occupation of ICU beds, Dante Cersso pointed out that since the beginning of November 2021, cases began to increase and also hospitalizations, as well as patients in the ICU.
“In the case of EsSalud, at the beginning of November we registered 1,606 hospitalized patients and as of today we are registering 2,838. In other words, an increase of 76% ”, detailed. “If we see the occupation in ICU beds We were registering 331 patients and now we have 363 patients in ICU beds. That means an increase of 9% “, he pointed out.
Regarding the increase in COVID-19 cases in regions, the official explained that “There are regions where the historical maximum has been exceeded, such as Cusco and Lima. But in general, throughout the country ”.
“In a more considerable way it has been in five regions, an increase of more than 400%. These regions are: Cusco, which went from 510 to 4,076 cases. In Lima it went from 14,349 to 39,986. In Arequipa it went from 625 cases to 3,367. Loreto and Ayacucho ”.