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Guatemala registers 8,121 deaths from the covid-19 pandemic

This content was published on 29 May 2021 – 17:52

Guatemala City, May 29 (EFE) .- Guatemala accumulates 8,121 deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the health authorities reported this Saturday.

The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) explained in its daily report on the situation of covid-19 in the Central American country that in the last 24 hours 5,391 tests were carried out nationwide and 908 Guatemalans tested positive.

During that same period, one person died from this disease, and the report records another 26 deaths in recent days.

Guatemala, according to statistics, accumulates 253,837 positive cases of coronavirus, of which 232,359 have recovered, 13,357 are active and 8,121 have died.

However, the number of deaths may be higher according to a study presented in March by the non-governmental organization Data Laboratory.

According to the investigation of the NGO, between March 2020 and March 2021 in Guatemala more than 15,000 people died from covid-19, based on data from the National Registry of People (Renap).

The difference between the data from the Ministry of Health and the National Registry of Persons is due to the fact that the latter entity has more coverage throughout the Guatemalan territory.

According to health authorities, the estimated cumulative incidence of covid-19 is 1,505.7 per 100,000 Guatemalans. Likewise, the mortality rate is 48.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, while the fatality rate is 3.1%.

So far in the country only 64,718 Guatemalans have received the complete vaccination scheme and another 414,035 the first dose.

Different sectors regret that vaccination in Guatemala does not advance to prevent the spread of covid-19, but above all that there are no immunizers

The Central American country purchased 16 million Sputnik V vaccines and although it has already canceled half, it has only received 100,000 doses from Russia.

According to the MSPAS, 1,419,959 Guatemalans have been tested for covid-19 with a positive proportion of 18%. EFE.

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