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Bolivia reaches another historical record with 14,461 new cases of coronavirus


Bolivia reported this Friday a new daily record of infections from the COVID-19 with 14,461 cases that raised the accumulated positives to 739,920 since March 2020, in the midst of a fourth wave of the pandemic that is plaguing the country.

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It is the third consecutive day that new infections exceed 14,000, with a previous record of 14,160 cases reported the day before.

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The report from the Ministry of Health also reports 39 deaths, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to 20,188.

Santa Cruz, the largest region and the one hardest hit by the pandemic, once again had the highest number of infections, although not at the levels of the previous week, with 3,398 cases, the report indicates.

The Cochabamba plant reported 2,929 new cases, La Paz had 2,315, Tarija registered 1,867, Chuquisaca 1,422, Oruro 1,220, Potosí 742, and the Amazon regions of Beni and Pando reported 355 and 213, respectively.

Active cases are 137,483 and the accumulated number of recovered patients is 582,249, it adds.

The fatality rate in this fourth wave is 0.6%, according to health authorities.

The report also details that so far 5,402,601 people have received the first dose of anticovid vaccines, another 3,910,563 the second and 992,823 have been immunized with single-dose drugs.

In addition, 732,411 people over 18 years of age and people with underlying diseases received third doses as a booster.

Some 622,050 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 received the first doses and 380,554 completed the vaccination schedule, while 422,253 children between the ages of 5 and 11 have been immunized with the first doses and 91,336 with the second.

Immunization began in Bolivia at the end of January 2021 in stages until it included children between 5 and 11 years of age from December, with a “vaccinable” population estimated at about 10.2 million people out of the nearly 11.5 million inhabitants. that the country has.

Infections began to skyrocket in the last weeks of 2021 and the presence of the omicron variant in Bolivia was recently officially confirmed.

In Santa Cruz, which last week had days with more than 6,000 new cases, the positives fell for the fifth consecutive day, which shows a slowdown in the contagion curve, highlighted the manager of Epidemiology of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters) of Santa Cruz. Carlos Hurtado.

He also stressed the need to continue with immunization, because of the nine deaths on this day in Santa Cruz, six were not vaccinated.

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