When will the wave reach Apurímac?
Peru’s first Corona-patient was diagnosed on 6th March 2020. Ever since the number of infections – yesterday, Thursday, evening almost 21,000 Peruvians were infected – has been rising in the various states. Peru’s mountain region is hardly affected by the epidemic. So far 53 people have contracted Corona in Apurímac, 2 in Curahuasi.
The above photo shows a patient who is suspected to have contracted the Coronavirus on her way to the missionary hospital’s CT. The tests, however, were negative. Probably she has a lung-tumour since there was a great accumulation of fluid in her pleural cavity (rib cage). After puncturing the effusion she felt a lot better.
The stretcher with its plastic casing was designed and made by Matthias Kügler and Oebele de Haan. This covering should contain contamination with Coronaviruses.