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[b]The Ministry of Public Health Coronavirus Bulletin #665 with the deadline of 12 January 2022 reports 5,953 new cases, considerably down from the previous day. At the same time, the death rate continues to drop and is now at 0.88%, one of the lowest in the Americas.[/b]
[b]Bulletin #665 reports active Covid-19 cases are at 39,986, slightly down from the previous day. [/b]The number of cases is still well below the peak of 55,773 active cases registered for the 5th of July 2021 deadline. With around 65% of the population vaccinated with least two doses of vaccine, and 78% with at least one dose, the population has successfully dealt with the Delta variant-dominating fourth wave outbreak. The Delta wave was unusually short and dissipated. This was attributed to the widespread vaccination with two Sinovac and the booster shot with Pfizer, according to a recent...