Rising Hospitalizations and Deaths Are Now Following COVID Spread

The explosion of COVID-19 infections across Peru is now resulting in the expected increase in COVID hospitalizations and deaths. As reported for months, most people in hospitals are those with one or no vaccination doses. If you like this content, please share it with others!

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New Rules Published Minutes Before Going Into Effect (Again)

Peru’s Castillo administration once again published new rules for the country a few minutes before they went into effect last night. Supreme Decree 005-2022-PCM goes into effect today and will last through January 30. Under the new Decree, eighteen more provinces were added to the High Risk Alert Level designation thanks to the rapid spread …

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Photo Gallery: Campesino Parade in Cusco!

For the first time in nearly two years, this morning I happened upon a colorful parade of campesino farmers from all over the Cusco region. These events showcase the immense pride of some of Peru’s poorest people. The looks in the eyes of the participants — and this one was really big with several dozen …

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COVID Spreading Fast Across Cusco

The Cusco region is easily the leading tourist destination in Peru and one of the top destinations in South America and the world largely because of Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is spreading at an incredible rate faster than at any time in the past seven months with no signs of slowing down. As of this …

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Major New Requirements for People Over Age 50 Coming to Peru

The Ministry of Health (Minsa) announced that, beginning January 23, people over the age of 50 will have to provide documentation of having received three vaccine doses to enter enclosed spaces. “In the case of people over 50 years of age, they should present their booster dose, because this pandemic affects the unvaccinated and people …

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Cusco Reports First Confirmed Omicron Case

Cusco’s Regional Government reported this last night: CUSCO RECORDS FIRST CASE OF OMICRON VARIANT COVID-19GERESA provides epidemiological fence and contact tracing of affected patient in San Jeronimo district. The Regional Health Management (GERESA) confirmed the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in the Cusco region, according to information provided by the National Institute …

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More High Risk Provinces with More Restrictions

The Prime Minister and several Ministers made new announcements as the third COVID wave is now moving across Peru that go into effect on January 7 according to the officially published Supreme Decree No. 002-2022-PCM. As of now, the new rules will be in place until January 16. The Minister of Health, Hernando Cevallos, announced …

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COVID in Peru at the End of 2021

As is happening across the world, there are signs that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Peru. Despite the lack of Omicron-specific data being published by Peru’s Ministry of Health (Minsa), it is apparent that this variant is spreading rapidly very, very fast here just as it is everywhere else. Positivity Rates …

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Minsa Issues Conflicting Vaccination Numbers

Last night Peru’ Ministry of Health reported two different numbers for the same total at different times during the day. At 2:55 pm the Ministry of Health published a press release saying that 80.04% of the target population (people age 12 and older) are now vaccinated with two doses. Emphasis was on celebrating the goal …

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New Regulations Announced Last Night

The Peruvian government announced a new set of rules and regulations last night. which will last until January 16 in Supreme Decree 186-2021-PCM as published in El Peruano. In fact, almost all of the Decree simply extends most of the current rules and regulations for another two weeks. There are now 11 provinces in the …

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