COVID-19: Update on Bolivia, Venezuela, Paraguay, and Uruguay

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In Bolivia, the rate of infections is exceeded day by day, yesterday – July 2 – 1,301 coronavirus infections were reported, reaching a total of 35,528 infections and 70 deaths since the start of the pandemic. On the same date, the highest rate of infections in the country is found in the city of Santa Cruz with 734 new infections registered and reaching a total of 19,991 cases, followed by La Paz with 156 patients reported and 3,397 in total. Although Cochabamba has reported 3,836 cases, the rate of infections per day has decreased significantly and it is imminent that it be exceeded in the number of cases by La Paz.

Venezuela counts – according to official data – 6,062 infected and 54 dead as of July 2, ranking 80th in the list of countries with the highest number of infected. Most of the cases are divided between the two most populated cities in the country, Caracas and Maracaibo. The Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo has become the place where most infections take place in the city, this situation is aggravated by the lack of electricity, water, and fuel. Hospitals suffer from the lack of basic supplies as well and a high number of infected doctors, and even deceased doctors. Recently, the state of Zulía reported having 50 infected doctors.

Paraguay has started phase 3 of quarantine and has registered 2,303 cases and 19 deaths. The main concern is to ensure access to medical services since winter has come, the number of patients with respiratory diseases unrelated to the pandemic has doubled. Yesterday, July 2, 43 new cases out of 1,629 samples were recorded, and 30 hospitalizations were reported including 4 in ICU.

So far, Uruguay has registered 947 infections and 28 deaths. Although the department of Montevideo has a total account of 566 cases, only 11 of those cases are active. On the other hand, the department of Treinta y tres has 69 positive cases. Uruguay is the only country in Latin America that entered the list of countries that are allowed to travel to the European Union since July 1. The president, Luis Lacalle Pou, indicated that Uruguay will continue with the borders closed for tourists, but did not indicate until when.

Source: Los Tiempos, LA NACIÓN, ABC, EL PAÍS.

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