Masked patrons wait to order at a food stand inside Grand Central Market on July 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / AP)
WASHINGTON / LIMA – Newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States remain close to 130,000 daily, the highest level since February, MarketWatch reported on Wednesday.
The number of cases is likely higher, given the number of people who are testing at home, where the data are not being collected, said the report.
COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations are rising in the United States as the highly transmissible Omicron subvariant BA.5 continues to spread in the country.
The daily average for hospitalizations rose to 42,862, up 12 percent in two weeks. Daily average deaths increased 3 percent to 429, it reported, citing a New York Times tracker.
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A woman looks at images of the 551 doctors who died amid the COVID-19 pandemic which are displayed at the so-called "Paseo de los Heroes" outside Peru's Medical College (CMP) in Lima, on Dec 08, 2021. (ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP)
Peru extended a state of emergency on Thursday over the COVID-19 pandemic amid a fourth wave.
The decision extends emergency conditions for another 28 days as of Aug 1.
"The national state of emergency will be extended due to the serious circumstances that affect the lives and health of people as a result of COVID-19," the official newspaper "El Peruano" said.
Peru remains on alert amid the new wave, seeing an average of 11,000 new cases a day last week, official figures showed.
The Health Ministry has issued 80,336,753 vaccines, of which 68.6 percent correspond to a third dose and 17.4 percent to a fourth.
According to the World Health Organization, Peru saw 14,186 new infections and 41 deaths from the disease on Thursday, for a total of 3,873,702 cases and 214,120 deaths.
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