Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Peru is reporting an average of 1,841 cases of COVID-19 daily as of July 19, a decrease from the 3,000 daily cases recorded in June. Peru has administered nearly 11 million vaccine doses, enough to fully vaccinate almost 17% of its 31.9 million people, up from about 7% in June. Hospitals continue to be overwhelmed by the number of cases, with few beds available for severe cases and low supplies. COVID restrictions were extended until at least the end of August by the president of Peru. Schools began virtually on March 15 and are set to continue online indefinitely.
All Compassion centers have suspended on-site children's and youths' activities. Around 20% of centers are currently able to meet in small groups. The national staff and church partners are monitoring children and families who are vulnerable due to extreme poverty, possible abuse or health complications. Partner churches are working closely with local authorities to deliver supplies to families and have been able to distribute almost 928,000 food packs and almost 692,000 hygiene kits. Additionally, they have helped over 61,000 individuals access medical support during the pandemic.