Peru surpasses 300,000 coronavirus cases
Peru’s Ministry of Health reported 3,635 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the country’s total to 302,718.
More than half of Peru’s cases have been reported in the capital Lima, with 165,307 coronavirus cases to date. The Ministry of Health also confirmed 11,302 hospitalizations and 10,589 deaths across the country.
Over the past week, Peru has had a daily average of 3,328 Covid-19 infections and 183 deaths. The daily numbers have not shown much variation in the past two weeks.
The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr Carissa Etienne, said last week that Peru is expected to see a peak in infections “at some point in August.”
Peru is the second hardest-hit country by Covid-19 in Latin America — behind Brazil, which has reported more than 1,600,000 total cases.