Last Updated: 07/27/2021
As of July 19, an average of 1,098 new cases of COVID-19 are being recorded in Bolivia per day. This is only a third the number of cases reported in June. At this point, the country has fully vaccinated around almost 14% of its 11.6 million people, up from just under 8% in June. Bolivian schools have remained partially reopened since February. Masking and social distancing are required in all public places, though no nationwide lockdown has been mandated. Overall, public transportation, stores and restaurants are operating with restrictions.
The majority of Compassion child development centers remain on hold, with staff calling families to check in and provide spiritual and emotional support. However, a third of centers are now able to conduct small group gatherings, and a few centers are conducting home visits as their primary way of ministry. Since the crisis began, staff members have distributed almost 1.1 million food packs and over 525,000 hygiene kits and provided over 78,000 individuals with medical support.