April 30, 2020 / 7:06 PM / a month ago

Peru's COVID-19 deaths surpass 1,000: ministry of health

Peruvians sleep on the street while waiting to be tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and allowed to return home to other parts of the country, in Lima, Peru April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Peru has surpassed 1,000, the country´s ministry of health said on Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement the number of deaths had risen to 1,051 from 943 the previous day, while the number of cases had risen by 3,045 to 36,976. Peru has the second highest number of confirmed cases and deaths in Latin America.

Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Aislinn Laing

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