By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Bolivia Ministry of Health reported 1,439 additional COVID-19 cases today, bringing the country total to 42,984.

Today, Santa Cruz registered 528 new infections, La Paz 275, Beni 176, Tarija 145, Cochabamba 143, Oruro 111, Chuquisaca 31 and Potosí 30.

The epidemiological report also put the accumulated number of infections in the department of Santa Cruz at 22,926, followed by La Paz 5,151, Cochabamba 4,635, Beni with 4,611, Oruro 1,491, Tarija 1,214, Chuquisaca 1,099, Pando 1,026 and Potosí 831.

The official report includes 47 new deaths (Santa Cruz 24, Cochabamba 8, Oruro 8, Beni 3, Tarija 3, La Paz 1), making a total of 1,577 deaths nationwide, while the recovered patients total 12,883.

Health Minister, Eidy Roca, who recently tested positive, said that she is in “frank recovery” and that the fight against COVID- 19 remains unchanged under the direction of its main collaborators.

“I am in good condition, I am in frank recovery, but I must comply with the days of isolation required by the protocol. In this sense, I am confident that soon we will be working again with all the actions to fight this pandemic.”

Roca communicated the population that tested positive to COVID-19 the previous Sunday, so that authority complies with the health security protocol that includes the isolation, medication and respective care.

Faced with this situation, the Minister of Health reported that all measures were taken to guarantee the continuation of the actions of containment, mitigation and prevention of the coronavirus throughout the country.

“As long as my recovery process lasts, we will have an interim minister who will be appointed in the next few hours and with him we will be coordinating and following up in all the country’s departments,” Roca confirmed this day.

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