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Peru: Coronavirus cases total 943,917; 871,534 have been discharged

21:18 | Lima, Nov. 19.

The number of citizens infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rose to 943,917 and the death toll reached 35,446 in Peru as of November 18 at 10:00 p.m., the Ministry of Health (Minsa) has confirmed.

3,930,796 samples tested negative for COVID-19 —out of a total of 4,874,713.
It must be noted that 871,534 people have been discharged and declared healthy. Other 4,705 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.

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 close contact with people who have respiratory illnesses.

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

(END) MVB

Published: 11/19/2020
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