Montevideo, 14 April 2021 (AFP) – Uruguay, considered an example for much of 2020 in the fight against Govt-19, is now recording the highest number of new daily cases in the world, according to an AFP report.
AFP figures show that 1,370 new daily cases per 100,000 citizens have been reported in the past 14 days, the highest rate in the world because no other country has contracted more than 1,000 daily infections per 100,000 citizens during this period. Based on official data.
The government recorded 71 deaths through the Govt on Monday, the highest number since a health emergency began in March 2020.
In total, the country of 3.5 million people recorded 149,430 infections and 1,595 deaths from the new corona virus.
The continuous increase in infections affects care in public and private hospitals across the country, where already 53% of intensive care beds are affected by Govt-19 disease.
As of Monday, a total of 77% were in the intensive care unit, according to a bulletin by the Uruguayan Intensive Care Unit.
A regional example of its successful infection management, the country is experiencing its worst health moment.
But President Louis Lagalle Bou was reluctant to tighten existing measures to control the movement, arguing that his government did not trust “a police state”.
The country, which has never made compulsory isolation, has suspended face-to-face classes and public events and closed some essential public offices. But businesses in all sectors, including bars and restaurants, are open and there is more movement on the streets.
At 9pm local time on Tuesday (at the same time in Brasilia), a loud noise could be heard in several neighborhoods in Montevideo, with AFP reporters finding that extra measures were needed to control the epidemic. The call to win pots that have not been made by any political organization took place during the day on social media with the hashtag #UruguayCacerolea.
However, so far, management seems to be betting on all the chips in a vaccine program that is progressing at a good pace.
Nearly 26% of people have already received the first dose of coronavac or Pfizer vaccine, and 6% second since the immunization campaign began on March 1st.
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