Peru has more than doubled its Covid death toll following a review, making it the country with the world’s highest death rate per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
(TELESUR) – The official death toll now sits at more than 180,000, up from 69,342. Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez told reporters that the number was raised on the advice of Peruvian and international experts.
“We think it is our duty to make public this updated information,” Ms Bermudez said.
Hungary previously had the worst number of deaths per capita at around 300 per 100,000 people. Now Peru stands at more than 500 Covid deaths per 100,000 people.