Nicaraguan government assures that only 218 deaths from COVID-19 have been registered

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The Nicaraguan government said that since March 2020, when the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in the country, to date, it has only had 218 deaths from COVID-19 and 17,546 confirmed cases.

According to him report of the Ministry of Health, published this Tuesday by state media, between December 28, 2021 and January 4, 2022, 39 cases and one death from the virus have been detected.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, health authorities report, on average, one death per week in a constant pattern.

For their part, independent doctors who are monitoring the pandemic in the Central American country and who have formed the COVID-19 Citizen Observatory entity, presented other figures that differ from those of the state health entity.

According to the last report presented by the agency, since the pandemic began they have followed up “5,964 deaths from pneumonia and suspicious deaths from COVID-19”, of these, 3,098 occurred in 2021.

The citizen observatory also claimed to have followed up 31,326 suspected cases of COVID-19 throughout the country.

Vaccination goals

The Nicaraguan government also announced that it has immunized 77% of its population against the virus. The information was confirmed by Vice President Rosario Murillo.

While according to data from Johns Hopkins University, the Central American country of about 6.5 million inhabitants has vaccinated 49.39% of its population.

The center details that to date, Nicaragua has administered 7,785,141 vaccines against the virus and that of these, 2,905,785 are full doses.

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