Uruguay reached 70% on Tuesday, July 20 of its population inoculated with at least one dose against Covid-19, according to the official vaccination monitor, amid an abrupt slowdown in the worst indicators of the pandemic.
In the South American country of 3.5 million inhabitants, about 2.48 million people received at least the first injection Sinovac, Pfizer, or Astrazeneca vaccines. In the meantime, 2.09 million (59%) they have the complete scheme.
If only the target population is taken into account in this advanced stage of immunization, that is, all those over 12 years of age, The nation would then have vaccinated 84% with the first component and 70% with the second.
The excellent vaccination rates In uruguay go hand in hand with a steep drop in infections, deaths and hospitalizations in Intensive Care Units (UTI) on the grounds of infectious disease, which began to be registered in early June.
Until Monday, July 20, 4,082 active cases were counted, a steep decline from the peak reached at the end of May, when the country that makes up South America had 36,121 people suffering from the disease.
Likewise, after remaining for several weeks as the nation with the highest number of daily deaths in relation to its population density, with a record of 79 deaths on April 15, in the last 7 days averages 8 deaths per day.
Based on these auspicious results, the president Luis Lacalle Pou, who never decreed mandatory confinements, said that awaits confirmation of the trend to ease the closure of borders in the southern spring.
Meanwhile, various activities are beginning to fall within the well-known “new normal.” Among them, the return during this month of July of face-to-face classes at all educational levels is included.
Although Uruguay registered on Saturday its first cases of the Delta variant, with 26 people infected after trips abroad, the authorities hope that the level of vaccination will lessen the impact of the strain first detected in India.