Six regions are experiencing an escalation of Covid-19 cases

The National Director of Epidemiology, Freddy Armijo, pointed out this Thursday that Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Potosí, Oruro and La Paz are the departments showing an active growth of positive Covid-19 cases.

“The Pando department is already in a de-escalation (…) in Santa Cruz, for this week we expect a lower number of cases than in the first epidemiological week of this year. The remaining departments are actively growing. I would say the departments with the highest growth are Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Potosí, Oruro and La Paz,” Armijo explained.

Pando’s department is seeing a drop in positive cases of COVID-19, according to an institutional report, and the same is expected with Santa Cruz in the coming weeks.

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“These high peaks of the fourth wave have not yet managed to clear the highest peaks of the third, second and first waves,” Armijo was quoted as saying in an institutional report.

According to the Ministry of Health and Sport epidemiological report on January 12, the positive cases in Bolivia were shown to set a new record with a total of 14,063.

The newly reported cases show Santa Cruz at 4,552; Cochabamba, 2,601; La Paz, 1,412; Chuquisaca, 1,671; Tariya, 1,710; Potosi, 683; Oruro, 920; Beni, 418 and Pando, 96.

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