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Minsa reports 48 deaths and 4,313 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours

Lima, February 19, 2022Updated on 02/19/2022 10:08 pm

The Ministry of Health (minsa) reported today, Saturday, February 19, that a total of 48 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 to 209,298. In addition, 9,236 infections were registered in the last week (4,313 in the last 24 hours), bringing the total number of infected people to 3,490,988.

The Minsa also reported that there is a total of 2808 hospitalized patients, of which 1166 are mechanically ventilated in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Vaccinations in Peru

So far, Peru has received more than 26 million vaccines from Synopharmmore than 40 million Pfizer and more than 5 million 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 2021, 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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