It’s been a week since I last reported on how COVID is progressing through Peru and the fact is that there really hasn’t been much of a change except a slight rise in patients in ICU units and an almost imperceptible decrease in deaths.
I’ve written enough about this in the past so I’m not going to bother this morning. With no real changes, it’s a bit disappointing to look at these graphs and seeing things not going down as was expected. I guess it’s still a good thing that they didn’t go up again, but there is no sign that they are starting to go down.
February was not a good month. The only reason is wasn’t the highest month for deaths in the past year is because there were only 28 days. The average of over 196 people a day who died in Peru thanks to COVID-19 was considerably higher than any previous month.
The number of people hospitalized in ICU care right now continues to increase as the number of available beds is slowly increasing. Otherwise, it’s certain that this number would be much higher. (Keep in mind that a year ago Peru only had about 100 ICU beds across the entire country.)
These charts below show the progression during the current second wave of COVID infection since December 1.
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