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INS chief estimates that one in three people may have COVID-19 when they go to take a discard test

Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 09:56 am

The head of the National Institute of Health (INS), Víctor Suárez Moreno, indicated that to date the cases of contagion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide continue to rise due to the third wave of the pandemic. Along these lines, he pointed out that in some areas of the country greater transmissibility of the virus is reported.

From El Agustino, where a discard test room was inaugurated, the official pointed out that this scenario It allows us to maintain that cases of people who would already be with the virus when they go to the examination points would be reported. COVID-19 diagnosis, which would cause the risk of contagion to other citizens.

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“The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase. Thousands of cases are reported every day. In the last two days, 12,000 cases have been reported each day and that means that transmission is high. In some places, the positivity of the antigen and molecular tests that are being carried out reaches 30% or 40%; that is, 1 in 3 or 1 in 2 [personas] going to a health facility may have COVID-19 at that time, indicated for Canal N.

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The INS indicated that to date the cases of contagion of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the national level continue to increase due to the third wave of the pandemic.

Last Wednesday, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that in just one day the cases of coronavirus infections are tripled, going from 4,067 to 12,740. In this regard, the infectious disease doctor of the National Institute of Health (INS), louis pampanoted that this is the effect of meetings for Christmas and New Year.

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“The number of cases has skyrocketed. What we are seeing are the effects of the meetings that took place at New Year’s, at Christmas, a few weeks ago. But in the New Year they are the ones that, based on the incubation period, are already increasing the cases”, Indian

A latest report from the Health sector details that a total of 203,193 people died from the COVID-19. In addition, he reported that there was an increase in 27,772 infections (12,663 in the last 24 hours), so the total number of infected people reaches 2,440,349.

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