The first epidemiological report of 2023 indicates that 8,878 cases of Covid 19 were reported, which implies a decrease of -37% in relation to the last of 2022 and the fatality rate remains at 0.1%, the Minister of Health reported on Monday. Health and Sports, Jeyson Auza.
“This in numerical terms means that there are 5,131 fewer cases compared to the previous week,” said the authority in the weekly report.
The Minister of Health stressed that this is the second consecutive week of decline in cases in the country.
He said that the nine departments show this trend in the sixth wave in which its highest peak came in week 49 with an exponential increase of 278% and from that week the speed of the virus was decreasing.
Auza specified that Bolivia maintains one of the lowest fatality rates in the region since it reaches 0.1% and is second in its accumulated mortality rate with 185.7%.
“We can say that Bolivia successfully controlled the pandemic in 2022,” he said, recalling that in the past administration there have been the fewest deaths since the pandemic was declared.
“If we compare what is the first wave of the pandemic where with fewer cases there have been a large number of deaths, if we see the fifth wave where there have been a large number of cases, there were only 298 deaths”, related.
In the case of Monkeypox, the minister specified that of 262 confirmed cases, 261 have officially recovered.
“There is only one active patient, which means that Bolivia is also overcoming this disease.”
Regarding Coqueluche, the country’s first health authority maintained that in week 1 of 2023, 8 cases were reported, and to date there are 233 accumulated cases, of which 214 have already officially recovered and one death was lamented.