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Uruguay breaks new record and exceeds 10,000 daily cases of coronavirus

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Uruguay He again beat his own record of daily positive cases this Thursday in a day in which 10,650 new infections were registered and 65,665 active ones were also reached for the first time.

LOOK: Uruguay once again breaks record of daily positives and active COVID-19

According to the daily report of the National Emergency System (Sinae), of the 36,302 analyzes carried out, 10,650 were positive, so the country accumulates 483,820 total cases since March 13, 2020 when the health emergency was decreed when the first four infections were detected. for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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Of this total, 65,665 are people who are suffering from the disease and 55 of them are in intensive care centers (ICU).

On this day there were six fatalities, so the total number of deaths from covid-19 increased to 6,211.

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On December 29, Uruguay confirmed the arrival of the omicron variant of the covid-19 after the increase in cases in recent weeks led scientists in the country to suspect that it had already entered and genomic sequencing led to its detection.

The Minister of Public Health, Daniel Salinas, explained at that time that the health authorities expected a “similar behavior” to that in the world, that is, a “very strong” increase in cases despite vaccination, although with particular characteristics. .

This Monday, the president of the country, Luis Lacalle Pou, gave a press conference with Salinas in which he emphasized that they do not plan to close the borders again – which reopened on November 1 after 20 months – and that the country, despite to the high numbers of positives, it has “the great defense” of its high level of vaccinated with two or three doses.

In addition, this country eliminated the obligation for tourists to undergo a PCR test to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus one week after entering.

This Wednesday began the inoculation with the American pharmaceutical Pfizer to children between 5 and 12 years in a day in which there were almost 13,000 registered to receive the first pediatric dose.

Regarding vaccination, according to the web monitor developed by the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) until 6:28 p.m. (21.28 GMT) this Thursday, 2,682,082 people (75.70% of the population) completed their schedule of immunization of the Chinese pharmaceutical companies Sinovac, the Anglo-Swedish AstraZeneca and the American Pfizer.

In addition, 118,759 people were inoculated with only the first dose, while 1,621,163 received a third dose.

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