Cases rise 16% and health projects peaked in the fourth wave in late December

The Ministry of Health reported this Monday that Bolivia is seeing a 16% increase in coronavirus cases compared to the previous week. The fourth wave is expected to peak between late December and early January.

In detail, the report shows that eight of the country’s nine departments increased their coronavirus cases: Santa Cruz (15%), Beni (92%), Pando (50%), Cochabamba (0.2%), Chuquisaca (41% ). ), Tarija (9%), La Paz (22%) and Potosí (68%).

Only the department of Oruro recorded a decrease in its weekly coronavirus cases (-6%).

Health Minister Jeyson Auza expressed concern about the events in Santa Cruz, an area where 59 percent of all patients live, according to an epidemiological report.

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“As we pointed out in the technical meeting with the Headquarters Directors, while we have mathematical models that predict the highest peak will occur in the last weeks of December and January, these are calculations that will allow us to to determine our actions, “said He said.

It is worth remembering that as of Sunday December 19, Bolivia had recorded 564,747 accumulated coronavirus cases. Of these, 34,047 remain active, 511,260 recovered from the disease and 19,440 died.

In addition, it was also reported that in Bolivia, as of this Sunday, 9,306,123 doses of COVID-19 had been administered to people over the age of 18, an additional 684,752 to adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age and 96,720 to girls and boys between the ages of five and 11.

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“We are in constant coordination to carry out actions that will enable us to do joint work that will ensure the protection of the health and life of the people of Santa Cruz and Bolivia. Vaccination is a strategic measure, it has been scientifically proven that they see the effects in the event of contagion, “said Auza.

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