Peru confirms first case of mutated virus reported in India, will speed up vaccination
China News Service, June 11, according to Peru’s “Gazette” report, on June 10, local time, there were 4054 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Peru, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 1995257; there were 241 new deaths in a single day. In total, there were 187,847 deaths. There are still 10591 people hospitalized and 19,52027 people have recovered.
p > On July 23, local time, in Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, families of patients with new coronary pneumonia lined up to charge medical oxygen cylinders.
According to reports, Riley Solari, an infectious expert at the Peruvian National Institute of Health (INS), pointed out that if the third wave of outbreaks occurs in Peru, young people who have not been vaccinated against the new crown will be the most affected crowd.
Rily Solari said that it is not yet possible to accurately predict the time of the third wave of outbreaks, but it is certain that this is inevitable and everyone should remain vigilant.
Riley Solari pointed out that the government’s goal is to vaccinate people over 60 years old across the country by the end of July, and then it will be the turn of people under 60 years old. Solari pointed out that we cannot relax our vigilance until at least 70% of the population is immunized, and called on the public to continue to follow the recommendations of the health authorities.
In addition, Peru reported the confirmation of the first case of the mutated virus found in India in Arequipa. Health Minister Oscar Ugart announced that it will speed up the COVID-19 vaccination work in Arequipa.
The Minister of Health reported that the confirmed case was a 78-year-old female who had no history of overseas travel but had contact with a relative who was suspected of being infected. At the same time, since June 14, the epidemic risk level in Arequipa and other places has been raised to “extremely high”.
In addition, the government will also allocate more new crown vaccines and urgently dispatch medical teams to Arequipa to speed up the vaccination process. The Minister said that research has shown that the existing new crown vaccine is effective against the mutated virus reported by India. Therefore, the government’s basic strategy is to expand the scale of vaccination.