Faced with the fifth phase of COVID-19, Bolivia’s Minister of Health, Jeyson Auza, stated that his nation will increase epidemic monitoring as part of a long-term plan, that has resulted in fewer deaths, according to the Prensa Latina site.

“We are ending the fourth epidemic wave with a 0.7 % casualty rate, which is significantly lower than the 6.2 percent announced during the first wave,” the statement said.

Although the fact that majority of confirmed cases were higher than in the first phase, Auza noted that the nation has conquered the fourth wave of the outbreak, which was driven by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

He added that 144,592 victims were documented in the first wave, which ran from March 10 to November 28, 2020, and 406,638 instances were registered in the fourth wave, which ran from October 26, 2021, to the last one.

In the first round, 9005 individuals died, but by the fourth wave, the figure had dropped to two thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine.

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