According to statistics from the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health (Minsa), released by Vice President Rosario Murillo, vaccination against COVID-19 in the country would reach 90% of the population (73% with a complete schedule and 16.97% with one dose), but these figures are different from those disclosed by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on its website.
According to the statistics available on the PAHO website, updated to April 22 of this year, Nicaragua has vaccinated 65.6% of the population, a lower number than the one that the dictatorship’s spokesperson spread in its propaganda media this afternoon.
PAHO details that in Nicaragua, until April 22, a total of 10 million 3 thousand 541 doses have been applied between first and second doses against COVID-19. Of that total of vaccines, 5 million 604 thousand 596 Nicaraguans have been immunized with the first dose and of those more than 5 million have received a second dose to 4 million 398 thousand 345 of the population two years of age and older, the age to apply biological ones.
PAHO has reported in its weekly conferences that information on the pandemic in Nicaragua is very scarce. The health authorities succinctly send reports on the coronavirus, which has prevented an “exhaustive assessment” of the real impact of the virus on the Nicaraguan population.
Nicaragua accumulates 234 deaths from Covid-19 and 18,653 confirmed cases since March 2020, when the virus was detected in the country, the Minsa reported on Tuesday, April 26. In the last 7 days, Nicaragua registered 45 new cases of the coronavirus and one death from the disease. Since October 2020, the pandemic has consistently killed one person every week, according to government statistics.
The official data contrasts with that of the Covid-19 Citizen Observatory, a network of independent doctors that monitors the pandemic and reports 5,994 deaths from pneumonia and other symptoms related to the new coronavirus, as well as 32,174 suspected cases of coronavirus. contagion.
Since the pandemic began, Nicaragua has not applied restrictive measures as part of the fight against the coronavirus, which has earned it criticism from the World Health Organization (WHO).