El Salvador continues steadily improving the indicators around the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Proof of this is that May began without registering deaths as a result of the disease. After April ended 22 days without deaths from COVID-19.
Thanks to these results, since December 2021, the country has accumulated 33 days without deaths, among which a period of seven consecutive days stands out, between April 25 and yesterday, May 1, according to the records of the Ministry of Health.
The main impact on the decrease in the daily number of deaths, as well as infections and hospitalizations, has undoubtedly been the National Vaccination Plan, which began on February 17, 2021 and which to date has allowed the application of about 10.7 million vaccines between the first and fourth doses.
The biosecurity measures implemented in a timely manner by the Government of President Nayib Bukele have also contributed, even before the virus entered the country, on March 18, 2020, when the first confirmed case of contagion was detected, in the Metapán area, Saint Ana.
The results in combating the disease continue to be successful. It has to do with the determined collaboration of the population, which has not stopped putting into practice the sanitary measures insistently recommended by the health authorities.
All of the above have been key to minimizing the risk of becoming infected with the virus, which is why the government made the decision, in accordance with international parameters, to eliminate the mandatory use of the mask, which, as prevention, the majority of the population continues to use, especially in collective transport and spaces with agglomeration of people.
The daily figures of deaths, infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have fallen drastically. The teams of the Ministry of Health continue to carry out community screenings, to detect new infections, which remain at less than 12 per day.