The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Thursday that the number of deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country rose to 31,938. It is about 68 new deaths compared to 31,870 on Wednesday.
Minsa reports 68 new deaths from COVID-19 and the accumulated number of deaths reaches 31,938
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported this Thursday that the accumulated number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the country rose to 788,930. There are 6,235 new infections (923 from the last 24 hours and 5,312 from the previous seven days), which are added to the 782,695 on Wednesday.
Minsa reported 6,235 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the accumulated number reached 788,930
Doctors who work in the regions of Lima, Loreto and Lambayeque have been the hardest hit by COVID-19. As detailed by the CMP, Lima registered 1,252 doctors infected with the new coronavirus and 74 of them died.
The CMP specified that, as of September 24, there are 3,918 doctors infected with the virus, while another 76 remain hospitalized in the areas of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in various hospitals in the country.
The Peruvian Medical College (CMP), through its website, reported that since the start of the national emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic, 193 doctors – 74 in Lima and 119 in interior regions of the country – have lost their lives due to COVID-19.
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“Many of the patients who returned to their homes remained for several weeks connected to mechanical ventilators in the emergency services and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), until they left the critical stage. In other cases, they were admitted to the hospitalization area, while the pregnant women in the obstetric center “the statement read.
The Health sector specified, in a statement, that of that number of recovered patients, 1,889 were minors (including newborns), 994 older adults and 1,778 pregnant women, patients in a state of vulnerability who found improvement in this hospital, as well as people with comorbidities such as diabetes, obesity, hypertension, among others.
The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that the Villa el Salvador Emergency Hospital discharged more than 7,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) patients after they overcame the disease.
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But the WHO began to warn about this scenario at least since April, when several nations in Europe – including Spain, Italy and Germany – began to open their businesses after having flattened their contagion and death curve. (Find out more here )
The dynamics of the so-called “second wave” during this pandemic is not yet known for sure. The World Health Organization (WHO) tried to define it in June of this year: “The term refers to [solo] to new outbreaks that have occurred after an initial decline. The same applies to a third wave ”, explained a spokesman to the German media Deustche Welle.
What was warned from the Executive is that, if prevention measures are relaxed, the arrival of a second wave of the pandemic cannot be ruled out. A scenario that has already arisen in countries that overcame the first impact, but after the easing of restrictions today have a considerable increase in their statistics.
Hope, not triumphalism. This phrase summarizes the official position of the Government regarding the evolution of COVID-19 in Peru, which in recent weeks has shown a sustained decline in the daily numbers of infections and deaths. Although the initial message was not clear: President Martín Vizcarra said in August that we were in the “final stage of the pandemic”, and then the Minister of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, had to correct with a cautious “the figures have begun to change. fall out”.
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“Once again we are showing that we can and that there is no crisis or obstacle that deviates us from our objective, but we must be clear that this war is not over yet. This fight continues and it must be until the end until the virus is defeated, ”said Vizcarra. (Find out more here )
However, he considered that this situation should not generate confidence, so he insisted on people to continue taking care of themselves and respecting health measures to avoid a possible second wave of coronavirus.
During the ceremony for the Armed Forces Day in the Plaza de la Bandera, the head of state recalled that for more than 190 days the country has been fighting against the pandemic. He welcomed the collaboration of citizens to respect the measures in reference to the fact that a sustained decrease in the curve of deaths and infections from COVID-19 has been reported in Peru in recent weeks.
Given the probability of a second outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, President Martín Vizcarra indicated this Thursday that we have to be prepared and that it will be up to the citizens to comply with the measures within the framework of the state of emergency for the new coronavirus.
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Along these lines, Pinguz reported that these therapies are provided with the participation of a multidisciplinary team, made up of rehabilitating physicians, psychiatrists, physical, occupational, and language therapists, psychologists, social workers, and nursing and nutrition graduates. (Find out more here )
“Currently, we use a set of techniques and procedures in the treatment of patients who suffered COVID-19 and have disabilities of various types and degrees. In each case, the rehabilitating physician evaluates the patient and determines the therapies that he will receive, framed in a work plan. It also establishes objectives and goals, ”said Dr. Lily Pinguz, director of the National Institute of Rehabilitation (INR).
Through a statement, the Minsa indicated that the identification of these sequelae is key to be able to design rehabilitation strategies with greater precision.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) not only affects the respiratory system, but could also cause sequelae in the nervous and cardiovascular systems and also psychological disorders, warned the Ministry of Health (Minsa)
Minsa: COVID-19 could cause sequelae in the nervous, cardiovascular system and psychological disorders
“Currently, there are eight regions that have already dropped the positivity rate by 50%. In the south the fall is slower. We are reaching a 25% drop ”, he noted. (Find out more here )
He added that the beds in the Intensive Care Unit are still full, although the number of hospitalized patients has been decreasing.
“We are prepared to face a second wave of infections. From the first moment we have improved our hospital offer. We now have a number of major beds across the country. EsSalud has put in 75% of the infrastructure that today is available for COVID-19 care, ”he said.
The EsSalud Social Security is prepared to face an eventual wave of infections, due to the fact that it has a new hospital infrastructure throughout the country with the start-up of the 22 villages, informed the executive president, Fiorella Molinelli Aristondo.
EsSalud is prepared for an eventual wave of COVID-19 infections
Suggestions include providing beach care personnel (cleaning, security and lifeguards) with the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as ensuring that they undergo coronavirus discard tests. (Find out more here )
This document was presented to the representatives of the districts of the beach circuit of the city’s coastline, so that they know the actions that they must implement for the integral environmental management of these spaces.
In accordance with the capital commune, this protocol, framed in Ordinance 1850, includes various recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, according to current health regulations and mandatory compliance at the national level.
The Municipality of Lima reported that it developed the environmental protocol on the provision of coastal beaches in the capital for the 2021 summer season. Among the recommendations in this document, it indicates that the capacity at each beach will be reduced to 50%.
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“This year it should have been the 333 procession of the Lord of Miracles, but this year we will not be able to carry the anda. […] therefore, overcoming our difficulties, our sins, we are going to continue the virtual activities that have been programmed, ”Castillo said. (Find out more here )
For his part, the Archbishop of Lima, Monsignor Carlos Castillo, said that with this decision – as part of the actions to prevent possible COVID-19 infections, an activity that had been taking place in the month of October for 333 has been paused. years.
“It is a time to care and to take care of ourselves. For this reason, the activities of the Brotherhood will be virtual and social networks and everything that concerns the greater dissemination of our activities. The virtual Way of the Cross has been designated from Saturday October 17 to Saturday October 31, it will take place at three in the afternoon ”, he said.
From the Cathedral of Lima, through a transmission on Facebook of the brotherhood channel, HN, the spiritual director of the Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles, Humberto Giusti, indicated that as an alternative the faithful can participate in virtual events that consists of the diffusion of processions of previous years for a time of 20 minutes so that in this way the image is accompanied.
The Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles reported this Wednesday, September 23, that this year the traditional procession will not be held due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country.
Señor de los Milagros: the traditional procession due to the COVID-19 pandemic will not be held this year