The Ministry of Health reported this Monday that there was a -21% de-escalation in epidemiological week 35 (from August 29 to September 4), with the decline sustained for 12 consecutive weeks while concerns in the 18-year-old age group were raised -29-year-olds lies years old who participates least in the mass vaccination centers.
“This is the report for week 35, we have to inform the Bolivian people that although we confirm the twelfth week of de-escalation and decrease the cases, we have a decrease of -21% for this week where seven departments have shown amounts . ” significant decrease and two a slight increase, which does not mean the pandemic is gone, “Minister of Health and Sports Jeyson Auza said in a press release.
According to the epidemiological report, 35 Santa Cruz showed a decrease in cases of -30%, Pando -60%, Cochabamba -34%, Chuquisaca -30%, Tarija -12%, La Paz -6%, Potosí -13% and those that showed a slight increase in cases are: Beni + 14% and Oruro + 13%.
Regarding the vaccination process, the Minister of Health stressed that with the arrival of 3,300,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, Bolivia now has 12.2 million doses, guaranteeing 99% of the first doses for Bolivians over 18 and you 86% of the full ones Vaccination schedule.
Auza assured that one aspect that worries the state department he heads is that the population between the ages of 18 and 29 is the least immunized.
Vaccination data show that people over the age of 60 are most likely to be vaccinated with the first and second dose.
The average vaccination nationwide reached 48% in the first dose and 31% in the second.
“We need young people to be vaccinated. It is a priority for us to break the chain of infection and minimize the negative effects of a possible fourth wave,” he added.