Bolivia once again beat its daily record of covid-19 infections, with 2,866 new cases reported this Wednesday and a total of 208,074 accumulated since March 2020.

The latest report from the Ministry of Health released tonight also reports 62 new deaths, bringing the number of deaths to 10,167 since last March, when the disease was detected in the country for the first time.

The previous daily record of confirmed cases was from last Wednesday the 20th, when 2,655 new infections were registered.
The regions with the most new positives reported on this day are Santa Cruz with 1,213, La Paz with 602, Cochabamba with 285 and Beni with 256.
The new confirmed cases in the other five regions range between 17 and 225, according to the official report.

A second wave of the pandemic has hit Bolivia since the end of December and has once again exposed the precariousness of its health system, with patients wandering in search of a space in hospitals, which are once again saturated, and doctors crying out for Helps to be overwhelmed.
The government plan against the outbreak is based on massive tests and an immunization campaign that for now has no start date, although the arrival of a first batch of 20,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine is expected this Thursday.

The government of President Luis Arce attributes the increase in cases to the application of massive tests to detect the disease early and rules out re-applying a lockdown like the one that prevailed in 2020, in order to take care of the economy affected by the pandemic.
Health professionals protested on this day in La Paz to demand that the authorities return to a rigid quarantine in the face of the deaths that this second wave is leaving, especially in that sector.

Doctors from La Paz and eastern Santa Cruz have warned with pressure measures if their demand is not met, considering that “if there is no health there is no economy.”

From this Thursday, some measures will come into force in La Paz, which is the headquarters of the Government and the national Parliament, such as attention in banks and markets according to the termination of the identity card, in addition to the prohibition of social and sporting events that involve agglomerations.

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