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Peru has the highest per capita death rate in the world after revising statistics on COVID-19 cases
Peru with highest COVID-19 death rate in the world: 5484 per 1 million. Peru, a South American country, revised its cumulative number of deaths from COVID-19 on May 31, from 69,342 to 180,764, making the country the country with the highest per capita death rate from COVID-19.
According to Agence France-Presse, the Peruvian government found a large number of COVID-19 death cases that were not included in the statistics after consulting the health expert group. After adjustment, Peru is now the country with the highest per capita death rate from COVID-19 in the world.
There are 5,484 deaths from COVID-19 per 1 million residents.
It is reported that Peru has a total population of about 33 million. According to previous data, Peru has 2,103 deaths due to infection with COVID-19 per 1 million inhabitants, ranking 13th.
Agence France-Presse quoted a report from a panel of experts that the statistical methods used previously underestimated the death toll from COVID-19. The existing methods not only include people who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, but also take into account “potential” cases that “have epidemiological links with confirmed cases.”
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of May 31, local time, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 in Peru has exceeded 1.94 million. In recent months, people infected with COVID-19 have faced oxygen shortages.
According to Peru’s “Gazette” report, on May 31, local time, the Peruvian government established a technical working group to update the death toll from Peru’s COVID-19 pneumonia, reporting that from March 1, 2020 to May 22, 2021, the epidemic caused The death toll has reached 180,764. This means that during the 447 days of the emergency, an average of 404 people died of COVID-19 pneumonia every day. As of now, the official number reported by the Ministry of Health is only more than 69,000.
(source:internet, reference only)