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Peru enters fifth wave of Covid pandemic

Lima, Dec 2 (UNI) Peru entered into its fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after an increase of infectious cases in most regions in the past three weeks, Peruvian Health Minister Kelly Portalatino said.
A total of 6,541 new infections were detected, and nine deaths were reported between Tuesday and Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, Peru has had a total of 4,252,383 cases and 217,414 deaths, according to a report on Wednesday by the health ministry.
"According to the criteria of the National Center for Epidemiology, this increase can be called a fifth wave ... estimated to be of lesser magnitude than the previous ones," said Cesar Munayco, director of the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Disease Control.
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