According to the Minister of Health and Sports, Jeyson Auza, the data corresponding to the first epidemiological report of 2023 "means that there are 5 131 fewer cases compared to the previous week."
Auza said that in this way, the South American country is experiencing its second consecutive week of declining cases and added that the case fatality rate remains at 0.1 percent, the lowest in the region.
At a time when Bolivia is going through the sixth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country's nine departments show a downward trend, the Minister said. The highest peak was recorded in epidemiological week 49 with 278 percent of infections, Auza said.
Hoy desde #LaPaz 9Enero Reporte Epidemiológico 1-2023����#Covid19 6taOla •Total casos: 8.878 (-37% en relación a la últ. sem.2022) •Tasa letalidad: 0.1% •Mortalidad acumulada: 185.7% ~ 2da sem consecutiva de descensos de casos. ~ #SantaCruz tiene la mayor cantidad de casos. pic.twitter.com/JVSVF7c4XM
Today from La Paz January 9. Epidemiological Report 1-2023 Covid19 6thWave -Total cases: 8.878 (-37% compared to the last sem.2022) -Lethality rate: 0.1%. -Cumulative mortality: 185.7%. ~ 2nd consecutive week of decreases in cases. ~ SantaCruz has the highest number of cases.
The Minister of Health also said that "Bolivia successfully controlled the pandemic in 2022," noting that in the fifth wave, the country had the lowest number of deaths since the pandemic was declared.
"If we compare what is the first wave of the pandemic, in which with fewer cases there have been a large number of deaths, if we look at the fifth wave, in which there have been a large number of cases, there have only been 298 deaths," Auza said.