By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Peru Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported Tuesday that the total COVID-19 cases reported in the country has reached 10,303. Lima continues to be the region with the highest number of COVID-19 infected to date with 7,476.

More than 102,000 people have been tested to date, with more than 10,000 tests performed yesterday.

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To date, there are 914 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, of whom 132 are in the ICU with mechanical ventilation. 230 deaths have been reported.

On Tuesday, Minsa received a donation of personal protection equipment (PPE) from the Peruvian telephone company Huawei valued at S / 607,600, which will be distributed in various health establishments nationwide.

These equipment were delivered to the Minister of Health, Víctor Zamora, in the warehouse of the National Center for the Supply of Strategic Resources in Health (Cenares) located in the Lurín district.

The holder of the portfolio appreciated the gesture on the part of the company and specified that this material will be intended to protect the health heroes who are on the front line of battle. “These protection teams will be sent to hospitals in the capital, Lambayeque, Tumbes, Piura and Loreto, areas where the epidemic is more concentrated,” he said.

Gloves, suits and protective glasses will be added to the more than 200 thousand surgical masks received today, in the coming days.

For his part, the CEO of Huawei Peru, Bao Getang, stated that his company is no stranger to the crisis that the world is going through at the moment. “Guided by our high sense of responsibility, we are cooperating in the different countries in which we have operations,” he said.

It is worth noting that the purchase of the donated protection equipment was managed through the Huawei headquarters located in China. Subsequently, we proceeded to coordinate the transfer of goods to Peru, because, given the emergency situation, the borders of our country are closed to air traffic.

On the other hand, Minister Zamora toured the warehouse and highlighted the great work that Cenares has been doing in the distribution of strategic products. “To date, more than 500 tons of material have been delivered for the fight against Covid-19. This result would not be possible without the commitment and excellent performance of the Cenares team, ”he indicated.