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Peru: Coronavirus cases total 744,400; 587,717 have been discharged

20:08 | Lima, Sep. 16.

The number of citizens infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 744,400 in Peru and the death toll reached 31,051 as of Tuesday at midnight, the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has confirmed.

2,847,821 samples tested negative for COVID-19 —out of a total of 3,592,221.

It must be noted that 587,717 people have been discharged and declared healthy. Other 9,749 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

Published: 9/16/2020
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