Montevideo, Mar 30 (EFE) .- Uruguay added 3,095 new cases of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Tuesday and reached 105,549 accumulated infections since the health emergency was decreed on March 13, 2020.
This is indicated in the daily report presented by the National Emergency System (Sinae), in which it is detailed that 2,002 infections were registered this Wednesday in the 19,414 analyzes carried out, although 1,093 not previously reported due to delay in the laboratories were accumulated.
In addition, it points out that 21 people died from covid-19, so the death toll reached 974.
At this time, in Uruguay there are 21,195 active cases of covid-19 and 339 of these people are admitted to intensive care centers.
With the whole country in red, according to the Harvard risk index, which establishes more than 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, different medical and scientific societies in the country asked the national government over the weekend for “effective measures” to reduce the mobility in the face of what they consider an “imminent health catastrophe”.
That day, in a statement issued on the Twitter social network, the Uruguayan Medical Union together with scientific societies, unions, organizations and health faculties insisted on the “critical scenario” due to the increase in cases that determines the saturation of the intensive care areas.
This Monday, the president of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, told the press that his country “does not believe in a police state” and, therefore, reaffirmed that he will not confine the population despite the outbreak of the first wave of covid-19 , which is leading to a near collapse situation in intensive care units.
This statement was given by the president minutes after being vaccinated and entering the list of 621,974,361 people who were already inoculated with the first dose of CoronaVac or Pfizer against SARS-CoV-2. In addition, 50,044 received the second dose from the Chinese laboratory Sinovac.
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