In August 2021, the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases increased to nearly 300 per day. Many attribute the increase to the popular August vacations.
The good news for El Salvador is that the vaccination process continues to move at an even faster pace.
As of the end of August, almost 56% of the Salvadoran population has received at least one vaccine. 43.25% of the population has received two COVID-19 vaccine shots.
Coronavirus El Salvador. “July 31st, 2021 Update”
In July 2021, El Salvador saw an increase in confirmed Coronavirus cases; this is not good news for the country, considering that the popular August vacations have arrived. Also, in July, the first case of the COVID-19 Delta variant was confirmed.
The good news in July is that the vaccination process is proceeding smoothly; also, the country has enough vaccines to reach its goal of 4,500,000 people fully vaccinated.
Coronavirus in El Salvador Cases
In July 2021, El Salvador is experiencing a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases. The daily average of confirmed cases of the virus in July was in the mid to upper 200’s. This is a regretful increase considering that in June, the average was in the low to middle 100’s.
Even though the confirmed cases are increasing, it is not as bad as the other countries in the region. For instance, on July 29, El Salvador reported 285 cases, Guatemala 3,394, Honduras 1,592, Costa Rica 1,608, and Panama 915.
July 30 set a record high of 16 Salvadorans who lost their lives due to the virus; this is the highest figure since the beginning of the pandemic. This record high of deaths could be a result of the COVID-19 Delta variant.
COVID-19 Delta Variant is in the Country
President Nayib Bukele informed that the first case of the Delta variant was local; therefore, it was likely that the Delta variant had been in the territory for days.
Health Minister Alabi
said that the best we can do to face the Delta variant is to follow and maintain the safety protocols and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Process
The COVID-19 vaccination process in El Salvador is one of the best in Central America. Anyone over the age of 12 can get vaccinated; El Salvador has enough COVID-19 vaccines to reach its goal of 4,500,000 fully vaccinated people.
As of July 31, El Salvador has applied 4,309,189 doses. 2,821,728 or 43% of Salvadorans have received a combination of one or two COVID-19 vaccines.
The Country Has Enough Vaccines to Reach Herd Immunity
With the arrival of the 24th batch, El Salvador has enough vaccines to fully immunize 4.5 million Salvadorans; this was the goal set by the Salvadoran health administration.
Health minister Francisco Alabi confirmed that the 24th batch arrived in El Salvador today, June 26. This batch contains 1 million doses of COVID-19 Sinopharm vaccines from the People’s Republic of China.
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health minister Alabi.
Although the COVID-19 cases in El Salvador have increased in July and the Delta variant is in the territory, El Salvador is in a great position to deal with this increase. Having 43% of its population with at least one vaccine dose will help.