WORLD Peru's COVID-19 cases top 170,000, deaths reach 4,634

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Peru's COVID-19 cases top 170,000, deaths reach 4,634

Xinhua

10:06, June 02, 2020

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LIMA, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Peru on Monday reported 5,563 new COVID-19 cases and 128 more deaths, bringing the total caseload of infections to 170,039 and the death toll to 4,634.

Among the worst-hit areas, capital Lima has registered 103,020 cases, followed by the west-central province of Callao, with 12,495 cases, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

"To date, 8,868 patients are hospitalized with COVID-19, including 975 in ICUs (intensive care units) and on ventilators," it said.

Peru began to relax lockdown measures at the end of May to restart economic activities in 27 different fields. 

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