"Between week 1 and week 2, there has been a 50% increase in the number of deaths here in Peru. Two weeks ago, we even indicated that, based on the behavior of this new variant (Omicron)
, an increase in the number of deaths could be observed," he told RPP Noticias.
In this sense, the official affirmed that there is 80% less probability of a person dying from COVID-19 if he/she has received three doses of the vaccine.
Moreover, he said that if the world does not make progress in the vaccination process, there will be more variants of the new coronavirus.