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Peru: Coronavirus cases total 738,020; 580,753 have been discharged

17:08 | Lima, Sep. 15.

The number of citizens infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 738,020 in Peru and the death toll reached 30,927 as of Monday at midnight, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has confirmed.

2,829,907 samples tested negative for COVID-19 —out of a total of 3,567,927.

It must be noted that 580,753 people have been discharged and declared healthy. Other 9,962 were 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:

• Wear a face mask / and a face shield when using public transportation.

• 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.


(END) MVB

Publicado: 15/9/2020
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