This Sunday, January 24, Bolivia exceeded 200,000 Covid-19 contaminations and is approaching the threshold of 10,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic last March in this country.
The latest epidemiological bulletin from the Ministry of Health reports 1,048 new cases the same day and 58 deaths, bringing the total number of infections to 201,037 and the number of deaths to 9,985.
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Santa Cruz and La Paz are the regions where infections are most numerous during this second wave.
Doctors are asking to impose strict containment, which the government is opposed to, arguing that it would hurt the economy.
“Bolivian families are going through very difficult times due to the pandemic and the economic crisis,”
President Luis Arce said recently after announcing that the first batch of doses would arrive next week, mainly to vaccinate medical staff.
Earlier this year, the Bolivian government announced the purchase of 10 million Russian Sputnik V and British AstraZeneca vaccines, which are expected to be delivered at the end of the first quarter.