2021-06-01

Peru has the highest per capita death rate in the world after correcting death data from new coronary pneumonia

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China News Service, June 1st. According to Peru’s “Gazette” report, on May 31, local time, the Peruvian government established a technical working group to update the death toll from Peru’s new crown pneumonia, and reported that since March 1, 2020 As of May 22, 2021, the number of deaths caused by the epidemic has reached 180,764. This means that during the 447 days of the emergency, an average of 404 people died of new coronary pneumonia every day. As of now, the official number reported by the Ministry of Health is only over 69,000.

Peru has the highest per capita death rate in the world after correcting death data from new coronary pneumonia

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p > According to Agence France-Presse, citing the report of the expert group, the statistical method used before has underestimated the number of deaths from the new crown. The existing methods not only include people who have tested positive for the new crown, but also take into account potential cases that “have epidemiological links with confirmed cases.”

The report said that the team also counted those deaths that did not have a positive nucleic acid or antibody test result but had consistent symptoms.

The report pointed out that this has made Peru the country with the highest per capita death rate from new coronary pneumonia in the world. According to statistics from Agence France-Presse, after adjustments, per capita, Peru is now the country with the highest death rate from new coronary pneumonia in the world, with 5,484 deaths from the disease for every 1 million inhabitants.