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  • Peru has been one of the most COVID-19 affected countries in South America, with over 200,000 cases reported.

    Peru has been one of the most COVID-19 affected countries in South America, with over 200,000 cases reported. | Photo: EFE

Published 10 June 2020
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"Out of all the people who tested positive, to date 92,929 of them have completed their quarantine at home or been discharged from a health facility," the ministry said.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Peru surpassed 200,000 on Tuesday, less than a month after the coronavirus caseload topped 100,000 in the country.

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A total of 1,227,691 tests for the virus have been carried out so far, with 203,736 positive cases, the health ministry said in its latest report.

The South American country has registered 5,738 deaths from the disease, representing the third-highest death toll in Latin America and the Caribbean after Brazil and Mexico.

"Out of all the people who tested positive, to date 92,929 of them have completed their quarantine at home or been discharged from a health facility," the ministry said.

Peru, with the eighth-highest number of cases in the world, has the second largest caseload in Latin America after Brazil.

Peru's capital Lima, the hardest-hit region, has registered 120,183 cases.

The country has carried out quarantine measures and a nighttime curfew to curb the spread of the pandemic.

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