The Epidemiology Manager of the Departmental Health Service (Headquarters), Carlos Hurtado, presented the daily report corresponding to the tests carried out this Sunday, February 6. Of the 2,145 tests carried out during the day, 357 have been positive. It assumes an index 17% positivity, well above the estimated 10% to consider the disease as controlled.
Hurtado expressed his concern about the increase in cases registered in Camiri. This Sunday it became the second municipality with the most cases when registering, 58 positive cases. The health brigadesled by the director of the COEM, intervened during the weekend in the Cordillera province to “reinforce containment and prevention measures”.
Based on these data, Hurtado believes that “we are not yet in control” and makes a call to the population to maintain biosecurity measures. “This is no time to relax with the measures”, encourages the specialist.
The departmental epidemiological report includes the number of 1,195 people recovered from the disease. Despite this encouraging data, this Sunday he lamented the death of 2 people “both without vaccine”according to Hurtado.
Nowadays93 people remain in the Intensive Care Units and require the attention of specialized medical personnel. Of them, 68 remain connected to a respirator.
The epidemiological week concludes with a decrease in confirmed cases of Covid-19 compared to the previous period. Hurtado refers to 3,000 cases and 17 fewer deaths.
Points out the incidence of the vaccine in the containment of the disease and emphasizes that the 3,480,161 vaccines applied have been exceeded in the department.
Coverage in the first dose reaches 73% of the population and with the complete scheme it represents 59%.