Peru

The first case of COVID-19 in Peru was reported on 6 March 2020. Ten days later on 16 March, with 86 reported cases, the country entered a two week stay-at-home quarantine which has been extended repeatedly and remains in place. The government has implemented a wage subsidy and payments to informal workers and rural poor to help sustain the country during the longstanding lockdown. Despite the lockdown, the number of cases nevertheless increased rapidly through April and exceeded 36,000 by the end of the month, most of which are in the capital city, Lima.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    72,059

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    224.26

  • Deaths

    2,057

  • Recovered cases

    23,324

  • Days since first case

    68

  • Days since 100 cases

    57

  • Days since highest daily increase

    8

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Government of Peru COVID-19 policies

Last updated 27 April 2020

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