Confirmed infections of coronavirus have more than tripled in Peru over the past week, the South American country’s health ministry reported on Tuesday.
A total of 10,303 cases have been confirmed in the country — a jump from 2,954 reported by authorities on April 7.
On Monday, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said the rapid increase in cases is due to more people being tested across the country.
The goal is to reach 12,000 tests a day, said Vizcarra, adding that more than 87,000 tests have been administered so far.
As of Tuesday evening, 230 people have died from coronavirus in Peru, according to the health ministry.