The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPOS) confirmed the day before the 400 thousand dose arrived, which was added to the 100 thousand received on July 28, after the delivery delay.
That figure reaches one million 360 thousand vaccines sent for direct investment by a Russian investor, equivalent to 17 percent of the eight million already paid by the government to guarantee the vaccination program.
According to Mspas, two million 997,560 Guatemalaians received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine (mostly donated), but only more than 826,000 have a complete plan to reach the 10.5 million target.
A recent report by Independence warned that the country would have 12 months to reach its full population over the age of 18 if the rate had increased in recent weeks and the daily dose of 71,000 had not been increased to 130,000. Laboratory data gt.
In addition, the evidence pointed to the accumulation of vaccines in the Guatemalan Department, which shows inequality in access, especially in rural areas, which have been severely affected by the outbreak.
Since its entry into Guatemala on July 13, 2020, Guatemala has experienced a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases and deaths caused by the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus.
There are currently 440 thousand seven accumulated infections and 11 thousand 516 deaths, while the daily positive is between five thousand and six thousand, which is an important condition for a weak public health system, which is already showing signs of hospital collapse.
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