El Salvador registered 13 days without deaths from COVID-19 in June and continues to be a benchmark for effective measures against the pandemic

The effective measures of the Government of President Nayib Bukele against the COVID-19 pandemic continue to yield results. There were deaths of five elderly people from the virus in that period of the first 18 days of June, out of that the Ministry of Health registered 13 days without deaths from this disease.

The vaccination strategy implemented promptly has been essential to saving lives, since it allows the Salvadoran population to be better protected against the virus, which continues to affect other countries, for which the health authorities do not lower their guard and urge to continue the preventive measures, which include the non-mandatory use of the mask and alcohol gel, and physical distancing, among others.

For this reason, the Ministry of Health continues to recommend that the population apply the vaccines. Since March of this year, a fourth dose of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine has been enabled for all population groups over 12 years of age. “A third and fourth dose increase the defenses against this disease and its variants,” reiterated the Minister of Health, Francisco Alabi.

Through the National Anti-COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, El Salvador has applied 10.9 million doses, 4.5 million corresponding to the first doses, and the rest to the second, third and fourth doses.

The specialized global statistics site Our World in Data confirms that in the region, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama lead the anti-COVID-19 vaccination in the application of two doses. The countries that have applied the least doses are Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.

This week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) highlighted that El Salvador and the rest of Central America are the only subregions in the Americas that registered a drop in confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Health continues with community screening to detect positive cases of COVID-19 promptly. This Sunday, the mobile cabins moved to the municipalities of Berlin, Usulutan; San Luis Talpa, La Paz; and the Metrocentro shopping center, in San Salvador.