Peru coronavirus cases spike as testing ramped up

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 ofĀ 10,303Ā cases have been confirmed in the country — a jump fromĀ 2,954Ā 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.

Source CNN

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,Ā 230Ā people have died from coronavirus in Peru, according to the health ministry.

Peru coronavirus cases spike as testing ramped up

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