Health reports a 6% weekly increase in Covid-19 cases and death rate is falling

The Minister of Health and Sports Jeyson Auza reported this Monday that, according to the epidemiological report, according to the 48th

“We have to inform the Bolivian people that there have been 7,102 cases this epidemiological week, an increase of no more than 420 cases compared to the previous week, which is a weekly increase of 6 percent,” he told reporters.

He stressed that the characteristic of the fourth epidemiological wave was the “drastic” decline in the death rate from the pandemic, with a current record of 0.8%.

“In the first wave the death rate was 6.2 percent, which we were able to reduce through a strategic change, in the second and third it was below 2.7 percent,” he explained.

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He pointed out that there are five departments that have registered an escalation in Covid-19 cases, namely Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando, Tarija and Oruro.

And the other four departments that saw cases decline are Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz and Potosí, he said.

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