In Latin America, there has been an increase in covid-19 cases in recent weeks, an issue that has led the authorities to encourage citizens to resume some sanitary measures and apply booster vaccines.
In Argentinaaccording to reported Last Monday the Ministry of Health of the Nation, there were 12,609 confirmed cases in the last week, a number almost four times higher than the previous week, in which the number of positives was 3,323.
“There has been an increase in cases in 23 of the 24 jurisdictions of the country and 89% of them are registered in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA) and the province of Buenos Aires,” said the institution, which recommended to Argentines , especially those over 50 years of age and people with risk factors, to apply the corresponding reinforcements of the covid-19 vaccine, if the last one was placed four months ago or more.
In bolivianthe Ministry of Health and Sports stated that the country is officially in the “sixth wave” of covid-19, after positive cases have increased in the last four weeks.
For this reason, he recommended that citizens resume the use of the mask in open places where there are crowds and in closed environments, avoid attending places with a concentration of many people, the use of 70% alcohol for hand spraying, social distancing , among other measures. In addition, the immunization program was enabled with the fifth dose of the vaccine, prioritizing people with underlying diseases and over 60 years of age.
In Brazilthe National Council of Secretaries of Health (CONASS) also records an increase in cases. According to the institution, in the epidemiological week from October 30 to November 5 there were 26,304 positives, the next one was 61,564, then 95,272, then 155,795 and in the last one 198,769.
Just last Tuesday, the South American giant reported 55,908 new cases of coronavirus, the highest daily figure since last July 20. In addition, according to CONASS, there were 180 deaths.
In Colombiathe Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MSPS) Registration 3,252 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 16 deaths in the week of November 25 to December 1; a significant increase compared to the previous seven days, in which there was 2,112 new cases and 14 deaths.
Last Saturday, the MSPS recalled that the use of the mask is maintained in transportation, medical services and nursing homes, and indicated that its mandatory use is being evaluated again.
In Ecuadorlast Sunday the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reported that there is an increase in respiratory infections caused by seasonal influenza and other respiratory viruses such as Sars-CoV-2. In particular, from November 6 to December 3, the cases of covid-19 increased in Guayas and Pichincha; however, there is no increase in hospitalizations or mortality.
For this reason, the MSP urged the population to use the mask if they have respiratory symptoms or if they visit crowded places, as well as frequent hand washing.
In Mexico12,617 new cases of covid-19 and 67 deaths were added in the last week, according to reported the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. In the previous week there were 7,694 new positives and 30 deaths.
In ParaguayanAccording to the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare (MSPBS), there has been an increase in confirmed cases of the disease in recent weeks. the state institution reported Last Saturday, the week of November 20 to 26, 621 cases of coronavirus were confirmed, while the previous week there were 151.
For this reason, the MSPBS insists in maintain social care to avoid contagion and go get vaccinated. The authorities are concerned because 41% of the population does not have a single dose of vaccine against covid-19, 76% of the target population did not receive the third dose (first booster) and 95% have not been inoculated with the fourth dose (second booster).
In Peru, the Ministry of Health confirmed last week that the country entered the fifth wave of covid-19. The last report of the institution, issued on Tuesday, December 6, reveals 6,959 new cases, a day before 2,326 positives were recorded.
In Uruguay, there was an increase of 54.55% in the last week, compared to the previous one. According to the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), from November 20 to 26, 988 positive cases were confirmed. Meanwhile, from November 27 to December 3, 1,527 new cases were registered.
The MSP defined that from April 2023 a fifth dose of the covid-19 vaccine will be enabled for people over 50 years of age and immunosuppressed; for the rest of the population, a risk analysis is being carried out.
In ChiliContrary to the rest of the countries in the region, the Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday that confirmed cases of covid-19 decreased 18% in the last week and 28% in the last 14 days.
In the latest report, on Wednesday, December 7, they record 4,050 new cases and 8,194 active cases in the country.