Bolivia reaches new historical record with more than 11,000 daily cases of coronavirus

Bolivia cases of coronavirus: Bolivia reaches new historical record with more than 11,000 daily cases of coronavirus

Bolivia reported this Thursday about 11,002 new cases of the covid-19 In what represents a new daily record of infections since the arrival of the pandemic along with 40 deaths, while the country faces a fourth escalation that does not give truce.

Santa Cruz, the largest department and worst hit by the pandemic, again topped the record for the day with 6,143 cases, followed by Cochabamba, which reported 1,213, Tarija with 832, La Paz 812 and Chuquisaca 806.

While Oruro presented 455 cases, Potosí accumulated 447, Beni reported 266 and Pando that registered 28, according to the report of the Ministry of Health.

With these data, Bolivia accumulates 19,888 deaths and 652,819 confirmed cases since the arrival of the disease in March 2020, while 92,832 are the cases that remain active.

In Santa Cruz since last Wednesday the medical brigades have been making house-to-house tours to detect new cases.

The Departmental Emergency Operations Committee (COED) of that department ordered this Thursday the prohibition of circulation between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., from Saturday 8 to Monday, January 17 as a measure to contain the escalation of infections.

Although the fourth that began at the end of October has shown an exponential increase in cases, it registers a fatality rate of 0.7%, which remains below the records of the three previous peaks that were manifested in 2020 and the first semester of 2021.

The vaccination process that began almost a year ago has managed to apply more than 10.4 million vaccines out of a total of more than 22 million that the country has available.

The detail shows that 5,042,612 first doses have been used, 3,751,331 of the second and 613,651 booster applications, while there are 992,616 single immunizations, all over 18 years of age.

In the population aged 12 to 17 years, 564,474 first doses and 347,663 of the second were administered, while in the range of 5 to 11 years, 303,087 and 31,730 applications of first and second components were applied, respectively.

In Bolivia, the immunizers Sinopharm and Sputnik V, acquired through state purchases, are used, along with those of the type Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Janssen and Moderna, which are donations that have mostly been channeled through the United Nations’ Covax mechanism.

Bolivia applied since January 1 the requirement to present the vaccination card as a requirement for procedures and entry to public and private sites, however on the eve it has decided to postpone that measure until January 26.

The determination initially caused a large part of the population to turn to the vaccination points, exceeding the daily expectations of this work, however there was also the saturation of immunization services with extensive lines.

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