Since the last few weeks there has been “an important, significant increase in self-tests for the detection of covid-19”confirmed Gustavo Rearden, business operator of IBF Negocios, the company in charge of landing Farmacity in Uruguay.
According to the executive, there was also “a significant increase” in the consumption of items substantially related to protection, such as masks and alcohol geladded Rearden.
Meanwhile, from Farmashop they indicated that until December 13 the amount was exceeded by 80% in the first 12 days of November and 66% more than October.
“The behavior is similar to that of the first days of May 2022,” they added from the pharmacy chain.
“The daily growth (of self-test sales) in December has been 13% on average,” they quantified.
covid-19 cases increased by 87% in the last weekwhich ended this Sunday, December 18, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Public Health.
In the last week, 4,941 cases of coronavirus were registered in Uruguay. This figure exceeds the 2,645 cases that had been registered in the week from December 5 to 11, 2022. In percentage terms, there was an 87% increase in the number of registered cases.
Despite the fact that the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) advanced vaccination for “next week or the other”, the holder of the portfolio, Daniel Salinas said this week that the number of cases does not matter so much but the impact on the health system what this new rise in covid-19 cases have.
In this sense, “although the circulation of the virus has increased in the last weeks, “it is totally under control”the minister pointed out.