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Peru: Coronavirus cases total 111,698; 44,848 have been discharged

15:21 | Lima, May. 22.

The number of citizens infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 111,698 in Peru and the death toll reached 3,244 as at Friday at 00:00 (local time), the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has confirmed.

Of those testing positive, 58.5% are men and 41.5% women.

638,828 samples tested negative for COVID-19 —out of a total of 750,526 samples taken.

It must be noted 44,848 people have been discharged and declared healthy. Other 7,545 are hospitalized.

Minsa is the official source of authorized information on coronavirus in the South American country. Thus, the content circulating in social media and other unofficial networks should not be deemed as true.

The ministry recommends washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; covering nose and mouth with the forearm or a tissue when coughing or sneezing; avoiding eye, nose, and mouth touching with unwashed hands; and avoiding close contact with people who have respiratory illnesses.

Prevention

Minsa recommends that people should take the following preventive measures:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Cover your nose and mouth with your forearm or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

(END) MVB

Publicado: 22/5/2020
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