Sunday, June 20

Coronavirus in Peru: 4 keys that explain the extraordinary increase in the number of deaths in the country due to the pandemic

  • Jake Horton
  • BBC Reality Check

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During the pandemic, Peru has registered around 150% more deaths than expected.

The most recent figures make it the country with the highest death rate from covid-19 in relation to its population.

A review of the criteria that were used to count the victims of the pandemic revealed that deaths from covid-19 in Peru are more than double those previously believed.

But why has this Latin American country been so hit by the disease?

1. How many people have died?

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