Uruguay Find out the first cases of the delta variant of covid-19. it’s about 26 travelers returned from abroad last month, Those who are in good health are under “close supervision,” authorities said. Also, injuries were reported by alpha and beta variants.
After “strict control of travelers from abroad” ‘Three variables of concern’ have been confirmed to have entered the countryThe Minister of Public Health, Daniel Salinas, said at a press conference.
Of the total samples analyzed,from Compatible with alpha variableAnd the a to the alternative lambda a Andina (not considered a concern), 14 to beta variable s 26 It was an alternative Deltaon the minister’s list.
Salinas explained it in detail The injured people arrived in Delta from four different countries Those who carry the beta variant are foreign members of fishing vessels.
“There are only two patients in the hospital who are compatible with the boat (…). They are in good health,” he said. “The rest are resting in their homes,” he added, before he could be sure “The situation is under control and closely monitored.”
finallyAnd the The official urged residents to get vaccinated to contain the progression of the virus. “It has been shown that beta and delta variants primarily attack the unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated (the youngest in Uruguay).
So: Go and get vaccinated. “It’s yours and it’s for everyone,” he said.
The high level of infection caused the delta variant, which was first discovered in India The spread of the virus in different parts of the world.
The surge, which originated in the highly contagious Asian country, entered Uruguay at a time when the country is showing a sharp decline in daily infections and deaths, as well as active cases and people hospitalized in intensive care for COVID-19.
The improvement explains the progress of the vaccination campaign, which began on 1 March: 58 percent of the population has been fully vaccinatedAt least 70 percent received their first dose of CoronaVac, Pfizer, or AstraZeneca.
The high rate of vaccination adds to the natural immunity achieved by the population after the high numbers of infections, especially in the months of April and May, when the country went through the worst moments of health.
at the moment, Uruguay has recorded 378,733 cases and 5,879 deaths from the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.
As of Saturday, there were 4,887 active cases, a sharp drop from the peak reached in late May, when 36,121 people became ill.