Peru registers 11 new monkeypox infections
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The Peruvian Ministry of Health (Minsa) registered 11 new monkeypox infections this Thursday, for which the country accumulates a total of 3,455 confirmed cases since the detection of the disease in the national territory.


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In an updated report, the health authority noted that of the total number of positive cases of monkeypox in the nation, a total of 3,269 have been discharged, while 186 patients receive medical follow-up.

Likewise, of the 21 regions that report people infected by the disease, Metropolitan Lima accumulates the highest number of cases with 2,640; while the province of Callao has 42.

“All the patients received medical attention, they are being monitored and we are identifying contacts,” the health portfolio pointed out.

In another order, the Minsa created a Sectorial Working Group with the objective of analyzing and classifying the cases of deaths related to this disease.

The Sectoral Working Group was made up, among other institutions, by the Functional Unit for Quality Management, the General Directorate of Health Operations; and the National Center for Epidemiology, Disease Prevention and Control.

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