Bolivia registers more than 11,000 new cases of Covid-19 | News


The Bolivian Ministry of Health and Sports reported this Tuesday that in the country some 11,213 people were infected with Covid-19, when the South American country is facing the fourth wave of coronavirus.


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The states with the highest number of cases are Santa Cruz (2,488), Cochabamba (201) and Tarija (248).

In the global computations, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Chiquisaca are the states with the highest number of active cases.

The nation accumulates some 697,236 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 564,440 have been recovered and some 20,056 people have died since the beginning of the spread of the disease, 57 of them in the last 24 hours.

According to this health entity, the fatality rate is 0.6 percent, 3,224 recovered from the condition and were discharged.

Regarding vaccination, throughout the national territory until January 11, 10,787,204 antigens have been applied, distributed in 5,268,785 for the first dose, 3,844,898 in the second dose, 680,781 in the third and with 992,740 injections in single dose schedule.

Adolescents from 12 to 17 years old have been inoculated with the first dose 598,039 and with the second dose 366,301, while children between 5 and 11 years old are distributed in 370,412 with the first dose and 65,683 with the second.

Santa Cruz is has almost 1.5 million people with at least one dose, while La Paz and Cochabamba exceed one million doses administered. In contrast, Pando is below 70,000 people with one dose and Beni below 200,000.

According to the Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, in the last week the number of cases has increased by 77 percent compared to the previous period.

“We have confirmed that detection and, therefore, we can say that the Omicron variant is circulating (in Bolivia); still the predominant variant is the delta ”, assured Auza in the weekly report on the situation of the pandemic last Monday.

States such as Santa Cruz, Cochambamba and La Paz have not completed full vaccination schedules, in a context where infections are increasing due to the expansion of the Omicron variant. Only in the first week of the year, Auza specified that 60,801 cases of Covid-19 were reached.

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