Coronavirus: Peru became the country with the highest mortality rate in the world

This decision by the authorities of the European country made Peru now bear this sad mark. In that territory they are far from being able to control the outbreak and there has been an accumulated since the pandemic began of more than 600 thousand infections.

The coronavirus claimed a total of 28 thousand fatalities, which translates into a mortality of 85.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the result of dividing the number of deaths by its Peruvian population, 32.6 million inhabitants, according to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI).

While Belgium, which since the pandemic began was the country with the highest mortality from Covid-19, with a new tweak in the figures it has an average of 85.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, now reporting 9,878 deaths in a population of just over 11.5 million people.

In Belgium they counted the deaths for suspected cases how died from the virus, something that made them raise the number quickly. The rectification was announced on Wednesday after a detailed review of a series of deaths in nursing homes that had been counted 2 times or whose causes of death did not match the symptoms produced by the coronavirus.

In Peru something very different happens since they denounce that there are thousands of suspected deaths of coronavirus that are not included in the government reports. According to official figures, since the pandemic began, deaths have increased by 120% compared to the numbers of the last 2 years.

Suspicious deaths in Peru amount to 10,443, according to the latest report published on August 18 by the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control of Diseases of the Ministry of Health. Actually, it is the ninth country with the most fatalities.


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