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Peru's president, Francisco Sagasti, anticipated the possibility of a third wave of COVID-19 hitting the South American country and urged authorities to prepare for it, despite a recent reduction in infections.
Peru's government is preparing for a possible third wave of infections of COVID-19, President Francisco Sagasti said on Wednesday.
Peru's transmission rate, or basic "reproduction number," in recent weeks fell below 1 to reach 0.7, the director of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control, Julio Ruiz, said recently.
In December, the rate reached 1.3, triggering a wave of infections starting in January.
Peru has registered 1,427,064 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic and 49,330 deaths from the disease, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.
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