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Guatemala reports 492 new Covid-19 cases

Guatemala City, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) Guatemala on Saturday reported 492 new positive cases of Covid-19, bringing total in two weeks to 6,116.

According to the Health Ministry, the number of infected people remained between 1,500 and 1,900 in the two weeks of April and May, while in the two weeks ending June 8, there were already 2,590. By the end of June 23rd, the number of cases reached 4,433 and during the two weeks up to July 7 the figure rose to 5,157.

This public information confirms some increased orange-colored municipalities, compared to the previous 15 days, which also reflects the increase of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Health authorities reiterated its call to population to continue respecting prevention measures such as hand-washing with soap and water, social distancing and face mask wearing.

Health Minister Francisco Coma warned months ago about a possibility of an increase in the number of cases, but ruled out that it is something to worry about.

Guatemala barely exceeds 42% of the population vaccinated against Covid-19, just over seven million inhabitants with two doses, out of a total of 17.2 million.


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