The second wave of Covid-19 is at an all-time high. The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that on Tuesday, April 6, 314 people were killed by the virus, which has already claimed, according to industry figures, 53,725 lives. This is a rather conservative figure, since it does not take into account the excess of deaths measured by Sinadef, according to which about a thousand people die a day several days ago.
Following the reports that the Minsa publishes every day, today the record for deaths in 24 hours was broken. The previous mark occurred on April 4, when 293 victims of Covid-19 died.
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The Minsa report also reports 298 hospital discharges and 4,079 new infections in the last 24 hours. In total, 1,607,898 people have been infected in the country, of which 1,527,113 have overcome the disease. There are 13,823 hospitalized and 8,101,145 negative since the first case was reported in March of last year.
Two days ago, the Financial Times published a study in which the Peru ranks as the country in the world with the highest excess of deaths per million inhabitants, with more than 1,000 deaths per million inhabitants.