Peru’s health ministry reported 185 new Covid-19 deaths on Thursday, bringing the country’s total to at least 10,045.
The ministry also reported 3,527 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the nationwide total to at least 292,004.
However, the ministry said that Thursday marks the sixth consecutive day when the number of people who have been discharged from hospitals is higher than the number of new cases. During the six-day period, a total of 22,291 people were discharged, the ministry said.
“Peru today recorded one of its best dates in the fight against the pandemic,” the ministry said in a statement. “This data confirms that although the spread of the new coronavirus continues, it is becoming smaller on a smaller scale” due to the efforts by authorities.
The ministry said the trend indicates the measures adopted by the government to stop the spread of the virus are beginning to show a positive impact in controlling the pandemic.
“However, this decrease will be marked if all Peruvians assume self-care and protection behaviors, using the mask, respecting the physical distance of at least one meter and washing our hands constantly,” the ministry added.
Peru’s Medical College reported on Thursday that at least 70 doctors have died from the virus in the country and 2,062 have been infected.