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Minsa: 29 deaths and 22,332 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health (minsa) reported that today, Saturday, January 17, a total of 29 people died from the COVID-19. With this number, the death toll from the deadly virus in Peru rose by 203,376. In addition, it reported that infections increased by 49,745 (22,332 in the last 24 hours), bringing the total number of infected people to 2,562,534.

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The Minsa also reported that there are a total of 5,542 hospitalized patients, of which 1,029 are on mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Vaccinations in Peru

So far, Peru has received more than 25 million sinopharm vaccines, more than 34 million from Pfizer and more than 4 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 (Sinopharm). To date, vaccination continues throughout the country. In Lima, Callao and regions, people aged 12 and over are vaccinated.

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