Peruvian dies of coronavirus in India amid uncontrolled second wave

Peruvian dies of coronavirus in India amid uncontrolled second wave

Last Wednesday, a Peruvian died because of the new coronavirus in India, informed El Comercio on Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, the Asian country is going through a rampant advance of the pandemic of COVID-19. The family of the deceased requested the reservation of the case.

According to the sector, until Thursday there has been a total of 46 cases of Peruvian citizens infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. Seven were diagnosed in 2020 and 39 so far in 2021.

Of all the cases, 18 nationals have recovered successfully, leaving 27 active cases, of which only one is hospitalized.” They explained to this newspaper.

At the end of April, the ambassador of the Peru before the Republic of the India, Carlos Polo Castañeda, confirmed that in the Peruvian community in the Asian country, made up of 270 people, there had been cases of COVID-19, although not deceased.

The Chancellery also reported that the Peruvian community in India permanently informed regarding prevention measures and vaccination campaigns”. They ensure that the emergency telephone number is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.

If there is a serious case, we proceed to carry out the respective coordination with the authorities of that country so that our compatriot receives medical attention immediately.” They added.

India registered 4,000 deaths this Friday due to coronavirus, the third consecutive day to reach or exceed this figure, while infections experienced a slight decrease and stood at 343,144 in 24 hours.

With this new death data, the Asian country reached 262,317 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, indicated the Indian Ministry of Health in its latest balance.

The second country most affected by the coronavirus in the world in absolute terms, only behind USA With 32.8 million infections according to Johns Hopkins University, it crossed the barrier of 24 million cases today.

India is plunged into a virulent second wave of the coronavirus and its positivity rate is around 20%, which highlights the seriousness of the situation since the World Health Organization (WHO) considers that the pandemic is under control in a country if this figure is below 5%.

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