So far in September, the Ministry of Health (Minsal) has registered eight days without deaths from COVID-19, while since the start of the pandemic in the country, there have been more than 100 dates on which no deaths have been reported. registered deaths.
El Salvador is the country in Central America with the lowest numbers of infections and deaths from SARS-CoV2, a fact that the Minsal authorities have attributed to the anticipated strategies that the government of the president, Nayib Bukele, executed before the arrival of the virus to the territory and during the last two and a half years.
“Throughout this time, El Salvador has managed to save thousands of lives with each of the strategies that the Government of President Nayib Bukele put into operation in a timely manner and with which it became a benchmark on the subject […]. The first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 [20,000 doses] acquired by the Government of El Salvador arrived on February 17, 2021, thanks to advanced negotiations with pharmaceutical companies. The National Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 took place, and to date more than 11.1 million doses have been applied, thus achieving immunization in more than 80% of the population, “said the Executive in a statement.
To date, El Salvador has registered 201,785 infections and 4,228 deaths from COVID-19; while, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, Guatemala reported 1,111,191 cases and 19,679 fatalities; Costa Rica, 1,098,379 infections and 8,893 deaths; and until today, Panama recorded 984,234 cases of the virus and 8,487 deaths; while, in Honduras, the number of infections reached 455,011 and 10,989 deaths.
The management of the pandemic in El Salvador has been recognized by various international entities such as the World Health Organization. Currently, 179,410 people have recovered from the disease nationwide.
“In the time that has elapsed, El Salvador was selected by the WHO] as the first successful country in Latin America in managing the pandemic, for which it requested documentation of each of the strategies used, which are still maintained , so that they could be replicated by other nations”, indicated the government of El Salvador.