COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia

COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia
Mapa del Coronavirus (COVID-19) Por Departamento En Bolivia.png
Map of the outbreak in Bolivia by department.
  ≥32000 confirmed cases
  16000–31999 confirmed cases
  10000–15999 confirmed cases
  5000–9999 confirmed cases
  2500–4999 confirmed cases
Mapa del Coronavirus (COVID-19) Por Provincia En Bolivia.png
Map of the outbreak in Bolivia by province.
  ≥1000 confirmed cases
  500-999 confirmed cases
  250–499 confirmed cases
  100–249 confirmed cases
  50–99 confirmed cases
  10–49 confirmed cases
  1-9 confirmed cases
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBolivia
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseOruro and Santa Cruz
Arrival date10 March 2020
(1 year, 11 months and 24 days)
Confirmed cases894,551[1]
Deaths
21,455[1]
Fatality rate2.4%
Vaccinations
  • 6,930,515[1] (total vaccinated)
  • 5,604,495[1] (fully vaccinated)
  • 12,588,867[1] (doses administered)

The COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have spread to Bolivia on 10 March 2020, when its first two cases were confirmed in the departments of Oruro and Santa Cruz.[2][3]

On 12 March, Bolivia suspended all public school sessions until 31 March, as well as all commercial flights to and from Europe indefinitely. They also prohibited large-scale public gatherings of more than 1,000 people.[4]

A clothing shop in Bolivia, closed due to the pandemic

Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[5][6]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[7][8] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[9][7]

Timeline

COVID-19 cases in Bolivia  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
2020202020212021
MarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAugSepSepOctOctNovNovDecDec
JanJanFebFebMarMarAprAprMayMayJunJunJulJulAugAug
Last 15 daysLast 15 days
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-102(n.a.)
2020-03-112(=)
2020-03-123(+1)
2020-03-13
10(+7)
2020-03-14
10(=)
2020-03-15
11(+1)
2020-03-16
11(=)
2020-03-17
12(+1)
2020-03-18
12(=)
2020-03-19
16(+4)
2020-03-20
19(+3)
2020-03-21
20(+1)
2020-03-22
27(+7)
2020-03-23
28(+1)
2020-03-24
32(+4)
2020-03-25
39(+7)
2020-03-26
61(+22)
2020-03-27
74(+13)
2020-03-28
81(+7)
2020-03-29
96(+15)3(n.a.)
2020-03-30
107(+11)6(+3)
2020-03-31
115(+8)7(+1)
2020-04-01
123(+8)8(+1)
2020-04-02
132(+9)9(+1)
2020-04-03
139(+7)10(+1)
2020-04-04
157(+18)10(=)
2020-04-05
183(+26)11(+1)
2020-04-06
194(+11)14(+3)
2020-04-07
210(+16)15(+1)
2020-04-08
264(+54)18(+3)
2020-04-09
268(+4)19(+1)
2020-04-10
275(+7)20(+1)
2020-04-11
300(+25)24(+4)
2020-04-12
330(+30)27(+3)
2020-04-13
354(+24)28(+1)
2020-04-14
397(+43)28(=)
2020-04-15
441(+44)29(+1)
2020-04-16
465(+24)31(+2)
2020-04-17
493(+28)31(=)
2020-04-18
520(+27)32(+1)
2020-04-19
564(+44)33(+1)
2020-04-20
598(+34)34(+1)
2020-04-21
609(+11)37(+3)
2020-04-22
672(+63)40(+3)
2020-04-23
703(+31)43(+3)
2020-04-24
807(+104)44(+1)
2020-04-25
866(+59)46(+2)
2020-04-26
950(+84)50(+4)
2020-04-27
1,014(+64)53(+3)
2020-04-28
1,053(+39)55(+2)
2020-04-29
1,110(+57)59(+4)
2020-04-30
1,167(+57)62(+3)
2020-05-01
1,229(+62)66(+4)
2020-05-02
1,470(+241)71(+5)
2020-05-03
1,594(+124)76(+5)
2020-05-04
1,681(+87)82(+6)
2020-05-05
1,802(+121)86(+4)
2020-05-06
1,886(+84)91(+5)
2020-05-07
2,081(+195)102(+11)
2020-05-08
2,266(+185)106(+4)
2020-05-09
2,437(+171)114(+8)
2020-05-10
2,556(+119)118(+4)
2020-05-11
2,831(+275)122(+4)
2020-05-12
2,964(+133)128(+6)
2020-05-13
3,148(+184)142(+14)
2020-05-14
3,372(+224)152(+10)
2020-05-15
3,577(+205)164(+12)
2020-05-16
3,826(+249)165(+1)
2020-05-17
4,088(+262)169(+4)
2020-05-18
4,263(+175)174(+5)
2020-05-19
4,481(+218)189(+15)
2020-05-20
4,919(+438)199(+10)
2020-05-21
5,187(+268)215(+16)
2020-05-22
5,579(+392)230(+15)
2020-05-23
5,915(+336)240(+10)
2020-05-24
6,263(+348)250(+10)
2020-05-25
6,660(+397)261(+11)
2020-05-26
7,136(+476)274(+13)
2020-05-27
7,768(+632)280(+6)
2020-05-28
8,387(+619)293(+13)
2020-05-29
8,731(+344)300(+7)
2020-05-30
9,592(+861)310(+10)
2020-05-31
9,982(+390)313(+3)
2020-06-01
10,531(+549)343(+30)
2020-06-02
10,991(+460)376(+33)
2020-06-03
11,638(+647)400(+24)
2020-06-04
12,245(+607)415(+15)
2020-06-05
12,728(+483)427(+12)
2020-06-06
13,358(+630)454(+27)
2020-06-07
13,643(+285)465(+11)
2020-06-08
13,949(+306)475(+10)
2020-06-09
14,644(+695)487(+12)
2020-06-10
15,281(+637)512(+25)
2020-06-11
16,165(+884)533(+21)
2020-06-12
16,929(+764)559(+26)
2020-06-13
17,842(+913)585(+26)
2020-06-14
18,459(+617)611(+26)
2020-06-15
19,073(+614)632(+21)
2020-06-16
19,883(+810)659(+27)
2020-06-17
20,685(+802)679(+20)
2020-06-18
21,499(+814)697(+18)
2020-06-19
22,476(+977)715(+18)
2020-06-20
23,512(+1,036)740(+25)
2020-06-21
24,388(+876)773(+33)
2020-06-22
25,493(+1,105)820(+47)
2020-06-23
26,389(+896)846(+26)
2020-06-24
27,487(+1,098)876(+30)
2020-06-25
28,503(+1,016)913(+37)
2020-06-26
29,423(+920)934(+21)
2020-06-27
30,676(+1,253)970(+36)
2020-06-28
31,524(+848)1,014(+44)
2020-06-29
32,125(+601)1,071(+57)
2020-06-30
33,219(+1,094)1,123(+52)
2020-07-01
34,227(+1,008)1,201(+78)
2020-07-02
35,528(+1,301)1,271(+70)
2020-07-03
36,818(+1,290)1,320(+49)
2020-07-04
38,071(+1,253)1,378(+58)
2020-07-05
39,297(+1,226)1,434(+56)
2020-07-06
40,509(+1,212)1,476(+42)
2020-07-07
41,545(+1,036)1,530(+54)
2020-07-08
42,984(+1,439)1,577(+47)
2020-07-09
44,113(+1,129)1,638(+61)
2020-07-10
45,565(+1,452)1,702(+64)
2020-07-11
47,200(+1,635)1,754(+52)
2020-07-12
48,187(+987)1,807(+53)
2020-07-13
49,250(+1,063)1,866(+59)
2020-07-14
50,867(+1,617)1,898(+32)
2020-07-15
52,218(+1,351)1,942(+44)
2020-07-16
54,156(+1,938)1,984(+42)
2020-07-17
56,102(+1,946)2,049(+65)
2020-07-18
58,138(+2,036)2,106(+57)
2020-07-19
59,582(+1,444)2,151(+45)
2020-07-20
60,991(+1,409)2,218(+67)
2020-07-21
62,357(+1,366)2,273(+55)
2020-07-22
64,135(+1,778)2,328(+55)
2020-07-23
65,252(+1,117)2,407(+79)
2020-07-24
66,456(+1,204)2,473(+66)
2020-07-25
68,281(+1,825)2,535(+62)
2020-07-26
69,429(+1,148)2,583(+48)
2020-07-27
71,181(+1,752)2,647(+64)
2020-07-28
72,327(+1,146)2,720(+73)
2020-07-29
73,534(+1,207)2,808(+88)
2020-07-30
75,234(+1,700)2,894(+86)
2020-07-31
76,789(+1,555)2,977(+83)
2020-08-01
78,793(+2,004)3,064(+87)
2020-08-02
80,153(+1,360)3,153(+89)
2020-08-03
81,846(+1,693)3,228(+75)
2020-08-04
83,361(+1,515)3,320(+92)
2020-08-05
85,141(+1,780)3,385(+65)
2020-08-06
86,423(+1,282)3,465(+80)
2020-08-07
87,891(+1,468)3,524(+59)
2020-08-08
89,055(+1,164)3,687(+163)
2020-08-09
89,999(+944)3,640
2020-08-10
91,635(+1,636)3,712(+72)
2020-08-11
93,328(+1,693)3,761(+49)
2020-08-12
95,071(+1,743)3,827(+66)
2020-08-13
96,459(+1,388)3,884(+57)
2020-08-14
97,950(+1,491)3,939(+55)
2020-08-15
99,146(+1,196)4,003(+64)
2020-08-16
100,344(+1,198)4,048(+45)
2020-08-17
101,223(+879)4,123(+75)
2020-08-18
103,019(+1,796)4,172(+49)
2020-08-19
105,050(+2,031)4,233(+61)
2020-08-20
106,065(+1,015)4,305(+72)
2020-08-21
107,435(+1,370)4,366(+61)
2020-08-22
108,427(+992)4,442(+76)
2020-08-23
109,149(+722)4,509(+67)
2020-08-24
110,148(+999)4,578(+69)
2020-08-25
110,999(+851)4,664(+86)
2020-08-26
112,094(+1,095)4,726(+62)
2020-08-27
113,129(+1,035)4,791(+65)
2020-08-28
114,409(+1,280)4,846(+55)
2020-08-29
115,354(+945)4,938(+92)
2020-08-30
115,968(+614)4,966(+28)
2020-08-31
116,598(+630)5,027(+61)
2020-09-01
117,267(+669)5,101(+74)
2020-09-02
117,928(+661)5,203(+102)
2020-09-03
118,781(+853)5,288(+85)
2020-09-04
119,580(+799)5,343(+55)
2020-09-05
120,241(+661)5,398(+55)
2020-09-06
120,769(+528)7,008(+1,610)
2020-09-07
121,604(+835)7,054(+46)
2020-09-08
122,308(+704)7,097(+43)
2020-09-09
123,345(+1,037)7,146(+49)
2020-09-10
124,205(+860)7,193(+47)
2020-09-11
125,172(+967)7,250(+57)
2020-09-12
125,982(+810)7,297(+47)
2020-09-13
126,791(+809)7,344(+47)
2020-09-14
127,619(+828)7,394(+50)
2020-09-15
128,286(+667)7,447(+53)
2020-09-16
128,872(+586)7,478(+31)
2020-09-17
129,419(+547)7,511(+33)
2020-09-18
130,051(+632)7,550(+39)
2020-09-19
130,470(+419)7,586(+36)
2020-09-20
130,676(+206)7,617(+31)
2020-09-21
130,986(+310)7,654(+37)
2020-09-22
131,453(+467)7,693(+39)
2020-09-23
131,990(+537)7,731(+38)
2020-09-24
132,618(+628)7,765(+34)
2020-09-25
133,222(+604)7,800(+35)
2020-09-26
133,592(+370)7,828(+28)
2020-09-27
133,901(+309)7,858(+30)
2020-09-28
134,308(+407)7,900(+42)
2020-09-29
134,641(+333)7,931(+31)
2020-09-30
135,311(+670)7,965(+34)
2020-10-01
135,716(+405)8,001(+36)
2020-10-02
136,219(+503)8,045(+44)
2020-10-03
136,569(+350)8,073(+28)
2020-10-04
136,868(+299)8,101(+28)
2020-10-05
137,107(+239)8,129(+28)
2020-10-06
137,468(+361)8,156(+27)
2020-10-07
137,706(+238)8,192(+36)
2020-10-08
137,969(+263)8,228(+36)
2020-10-09
138,226(+257)8,262(+34)
2020-10-10
138,463(+237)8,292(+30)
2020-10-11
138,574(+111)8,308(+16)
2020-10-12
138,695(+121)8,326(+18)
2020-10-13
138,922(+227)8,351(+25)
2020-10-14
139,141(+219)8,377(+26)
2020-10-15
139,319(+178)8,407(+30)
2020-10-16
139,562(+243)8,439(+32)
2020-10-17
139,710(+148)8,463(+24)
2020-10-18
139,771(+61)8,481(+18)
2020-10-19
139,890(+119)8,502(+21)
2020-10-20
140,037(+147)8,526(+24)
2020-10-21
140,228(+191)8,558(+32)
2020-10-22
140,445(+217)8,584(+26)
2020-10-23
140,612(+167)8,608(+24)
2020-10-24
140,779(+167)8,627(+19)
2020-10-25
140,853(+74)8,645(+18)
2020-10-26
140,952(+99)8,658(+13)
2020-10-27
141,124(+172)8,672(+14)
2020-10-28
141,321(+197)8,694(+22)
2020-10-29
141,484(+163)8,705(+11)
2020-10-30
141,631(+147)8,715(+10)
2020-10-31
141,757(+126)8,725(+10)
2020-11-01
141,833(+76)8,731(+6)
2020-11-02
141,867(+34)8,741(+10)
2020-11-03
141,936(+69)8,751(+10)
2020-11-04
142,062(+126)8,758(+7)
2020-11-05
142,201(+139)8,768(+10)
2020-11-06
142,343(+142)8,781(+13)
2020-11-07
142,427(+84)8,790(+9)
2020-11-08
142,475(+48)8,795(+5)
2020-11-09
142,561(+86)8,802(+7)
2020-11-10
142,664(+103)8,808(+6)
2020-11-11
142,776(+112)8,818(+10)
2020-11-12
142,889(+113)8,825(+7)
2020-11-13
143,069(+180)8,835(+10)
2020-11-14
143,181(+112)8,841(+6)
2020-11-15
143,246(+65)8,849(+8)
2020-11-16
143,371(+125)8,859(+10)
2020-11-17
143,473(+102)8,866(+7)
2020-11-18
143,569(+96)8,875(+9)
2020-11-19
143,756(+187)8,889(+14)
2020-11-20
143,854(+98)8,900(+11)
2020-11-21
143,922(+68)8,904(+4)
2020-11-22
143,978(+56)8,907(+3)
2020-11-23
144,034(+56)8,916(+9)
2020-11-24
144,147(+113)8,928(+12)
2020-11-25
144,276(+129)8,933(+5)
2020-11-26
144,390(+114)8,939(+6)
2020-11-27
144,494(+104)8,943(+4)
2020-11-28
144,592(+98)8,949(+6)
2020-11-29
144,622(+30)8,952(+3)
2020-11-30
144,708(+86)8,957(+5)
2020-12-01
144,810(+102)8,963(+6)
2020-12-02
144,994(+184)8,972(+9)
2020-12-03
145,186(+192)8,982(+10)
2020-12-04
145,325(+139)8,987(+5)
2020-12-05
145,492(+167)8,992(+5)
2020-12-06
145,560(+68)8,995(+3)
2020-12-07
145,657(+97)8,997(+2)
2020-12-08
145,846(+189)9,002(+5)
2020-12-09
146,060(+214)9,004(+2)
2020-12-10
146,385(+325)9,008(+4)
2020-12-11
146,697(+312)9,013(+5)
2020-12-12
147,030(+333)9,014(+1)
2020-12-13
147,150(+120)9,018(+4)
2020-12-14
147,345(+195)9,024(+6)
2020-12-15
147,716(+371)9,026(+2)
2020-12-16
148,214(+498)9,029(+3)
2020-12-17
148,665(+451)9,031(+2)
2020-12-18
149,149(+484)9,033(+2)
2020-12-19
149,770(+621)9,035(+2)
2020-12-20
150,023(+253)9,036(+1)
2020-12-21
150,385(+362)9,043(+7)
2020-12-22
151,059(+674)9,052(+9)
2020-12-23
152,064(+1,005)9,065(+13)
2020-12-24
153,121(+1,057)9,076(+11)
2020-12-25
153,590(+469)9,083(+7)
2020-12-26
154,349(+759)9,093(+10)
2020-12-27
154,843(+494)9,098(+5)
2020-12-28
155,594(+751)9,106(+8)
2020-12-29
156,887(+1,293)9,135(+29)
2020-12-30
158,372(+1,485)9,149(+14)
2020-12-31
160,124(+1,752)9,165(+16)
2021-01-01
160,985(+861)9,175(+10)
2021-01-02
162,055(+1,070)9,186(+11)
2021-01-03
162,661(+606)9,201(+15)
2021-01-04
163,671(+1,010)9,219(+18)
2021-01-05
165,268(+1,597)9,241(+22)
2021-01-06
166,981(+1,713)9,287(+46)
2021-01-07
168,891(+1,910)9,304(+17)
2021-01-08
171,154(+2,263)9,328(+24)
2021-01-09
172,798(+1,644)9,351(+23)
2021-01-10
173,896(+1,098)9,376(+25)
2021-01-11
175,288(+1,392)9,415(+39)
2021-01-12
176,761(+1,473)9,454(+39)
2021-01-13
178,818(+2,057)9,493(+39)
2021-01-14
181,016(+2,198)9,530(+37)
2021-01-15
183,589(+2,573)9,571(+41)
2021-01-16
185,680(+2,091)9,596(+25)
2021-01-17
187,183(+1,503)9,636(+40)
2021-01-18
188,733(+1,550)9,680(+44)
2021-01-19
191,090(+2,357)9,722(+42)
2021-01-20
193,745(+2,655)9,764(+42)
2021-01-21
196,393(+2,648)9,818(+54)
2021-01-22
198,257(+1,864)9,871(+53)
2021-01-23
199,989(+1,732)9,927(+56)
2021-01-24
201,037(+1,048)9,985(+58)
2021-01-25
202,818(+1,781)10,051(+66)
2021-01-26
205,208(+2,390)10,105(+54)
2021-01-27
208,074(+2,866)10,167(+62)
2021-01-28
210,726(+2,652)10,226(+59)
2021-01-29
213,392(+2,666)10,279(+53)
2021-01-30
215,397(+2,005)10,330(+51)
2021-01-31
216,835(+1,438)10,379(+49)
2021-02-01
218,299(+1,464)10,439(+60)
2021-02-02
220,426(+2,127)10,513(+74)
2021-02-03
222,447(+2,021)10,571(+58)
2021-02-04
224,234(+1,787)10,633(+62)
2021-02-05
225,910(+1,676)10,687(+54)
2021-02-06
227,128(+1,218)10,753(+66)
2021-02-07
227,967(+839)10,796(+43)
2021-02-08
229,187(+1,220)10,864(+68)
2021-02-09
230,731(+1,544)10,929(+65)
2021-02-10
232,502(+1,771)10,996(+67)
2021-02-11
233,854(+1,352)11,044(+48)
2021-02-12
235,098(+1,244)11,107(+63)
2021-02-13
236,036(+938)11,155(+48)
2021-02-14
236,732(+696)11,202(+47)
2021-02-15
237,144(+412)11,234(+32)
2021-02-16
237,706(+562)11,274(+40)
2021-02-17
238,495(+789)11,303(+29)
2021-02-18
239,524(+1,029)11,353(+50)
2021-02-19
240,676(+1,152)11,390(+37)
2021-02-20
241,771(+1,095)11,417(+27)
2021-02-21
242,292(+521)11,441(+24)
2021-02-22
243,176(+884)11,470(+29)
2021-02-23
244,380(+1,204)11,508(+38)
2021-02-24
245,719(+1,339)11,547(+39)
2021-02-25
246,822(+1,103)11,577(+30)
2021-02-26
247,891(+1,069)11,609(+32)
2021-02-27
248,547(+656)11,628(+19)
2021-02-28
249,010(+463)11,649(+21)
2021-03-01
249,767(+757)11,666(+17)
2021-03-02
250,557(+790)11,703(+37)
2021-03-03
251,391(+834)11,734(+31)
2021-03-04
252,360(+969)11,561
2021-03-05
253,297(+937)11,789(+228)
2021-03-06
253,950(+653)11,807(+18)
2021-03-07
254,273(+323)11,823(+16)
2021-03-08
254,736(+463)11,845(+22)
2021-03-09
255,621(+885)11,858(+13)
2021-03-10
256,462(+841)11,884(+26)
2021-03-11
257,240(+778)11,903(+19)
2021-03-12
258,324(+1,084)11,930(+27)
2021-03-13
259,004(+680)11,944(+14)
2021-03-14
259,389(+385)11,958(+14)
2021-03-15
260,059(+670)11,974(+16)
2021-03-16
260,988(+929)11,997(+23)
2021-03-17
262,056(+1,068)12,015(+18)
2021-03-18
262,941(+885)12,028(+13)
2021-03-19
263,808(+867)12,041(+13)
2021-03-20
264,411(+603)12,051(+10)
2021-03-21
264,634(+223)12,060(+9)
2021-03-22
265,207(+573)12,074(+14)
2021-03-23
266,086(+879)12,093(+19)
2021-03-24
267,059(+973)12,107(+14)
2021-03-25
267,833(+774)12,131(+24)
2021-03-26
268,711(+878)12,143(+12)
2021-03-27
269,302(+591)12,165(+22)
2021-03-28
269,628(+326)12,186(+21)
2021-03-29
270,347(+719)12,211(+25)
2021-03-30
271,419(+1,072)12,239(+28)
2021-03-31
272,411(+992)12,257(+18)
2021-04-01
273,327(+916)12,280(+23)
2021-04-02
273,947(+620)12,305(+25)
2021-04-03
274,467(+520)12,316(+11)
2021-04-04
274,934(+467)12,324(+8)
2021-04-05
275,392(+458)12,344(+20)
2021-04-06
276,890(+1,498)12,366(+22)
2021-04-07
277,966(+1,076)12,385(+19)
2021-04-08
279,207(+1,241)12,412(+27)
2021-04-09
280,649(+1,442)12,428(+16)
2021-04-10
281,570(+921)12,442(+14)
2021-04-11
282,095(+525)12,451(+9)
2021-04-12
283,084(+989)12,469(+18)
2021-04-13
284,183(+1,099)12,496(+27)
2021-04-14
285,291(+1,108)12,519(+23)
2021-04-15
286,114(+823)12,603(+84)
2021-04-16
287,360(+1,246)12,625(+22)
2021-04-17
288,545(+1,185)12,634(+9)
2021-04-18
289,066(+521)12,648(+14)
2021-04-19
290,362(+1,296)12,666(+18)
2021-04-20
291,675(+1,313)12,695(+29)
2021-04-21
293,061(+1,386)12,731(+36)
2021-04-22
294,391(+1,330)12,758(+27)
2021-04-23
295,892(+1,501)12,783(+25)
2021-04-24
297,185(+1,293)12,812(+29)
2021-04-25
297,659(+474)12,824(+12)
2021-04-26
298,778(+1,119)12,861(+37)
2021-04-27
300,258(+1,480)12,885(+24)
2021-04-28
301,831(+1,573)12,920(+35)
2021-04-29
303,732(+1,901)12,951(+31)
2021-04-30
2021-05-01
306,527(n.a.)13,009(n.a.)
2021-05-02
307,561(+1,034)13,021(+12)
2021-05-03
308,984(+1,423)13,035(+14)
2021-05-04
310,572(+1,588)13,082(+47)
2021-05-05
312,407(+1,835)13,123(+41)
2021-05-06
314,190(+1,783)13,151(+28)
2021-05-07
316,153(+1,963)13,182(+31)
2021-05-08
317,547(+1,394)13,205(+23)
2021-05-09
318,610(+1,063)13,228(+23)
2021-05-10
320,209(+1,599)13,258(+30)
2021-05-11
322,578(+2,369)13,308(+50)
2021-05-12
324,868(+2,290)13,345(+37)
2021-05-13
327,224(+2,356)13,409(+64)
2021-05-14
329,733(+2,509)13,451(+42)
2021-05-15
331,516(+1,783)13,493(+42)
2021-05-16
332,567(+1,051)13,517(+24)
2021-05-17
334,824(+2,257)13,566(+49)
2021-05-18
337,441(+2,617)13,635(+69)
2021-05-19
340,207(+2,766)13,693(+58)
2021-05-20
343,065(+2,858)13,780(+87)
2021-05-21
346,070(+3,005)13,857(+77)
2021-05-22
347,861(+1,791)13,911(+54)
2021-05-23
349,653(+1,792)13,965(+54)
2021-05-24
352,170(+2,517)14,024(+59)
2021-05-25
355,349(+3,179)14,124(+100)
2021-05-26
358,562(+3,213)14,226(+102)
2021-05-27
361,580(+3,018)14,312(+86)
2021-05-28
364,570(+2,990)14,377(+65)
2021-05-29
366,714(+2,144)14,435(+58)
2021-05-30
368,474(+1,760)14,471(+36)
2021-05-31
371,279(+2,805)14,524(+53)
2021-06-01
374,718(+3,439)14,639(+115)
2021-06-02
378,028(+3,310)14,732(+93)
2021-06-03
380,457(+2,429)14,832(+100)
2021-06-04
383,457(+3,000)14,900(+68)
2021-06-05
385,734(+2,277)14,981(+81)
2021-06-06
387,162(+1,428)15,024(+43)
2021-06-07
389,994(+2,832)15,082(+58)
2021-06-08
392,975(+2,981)15,177(+95)
2021-06-09
396,814(+3,839)15,247(+70)
2021-06-10
400,047(+3,233)15,321(+74)
2021-06-11
2021-06-12
405,347(n.a.)15,485(n.a.)
2021-06-13
406,954(+1,607)15,542(+57)
2021-06-14
409,106(+2,152)15,614(+72)
2021-06-15
411,677(+2,571)15,738(+124)
2021-06-16
414,513(+2,836)15,826(+88)
2021-06-17
417,195(+2,682)15,924(+98)
2021-06-18
2021-06-19
418,843(n.a.)16,088(n.a.)
2021-06-20
422,047(+3,204)16,132(+44)
2021-06-21
422,811(+764)16,174(+42)
2021-06-22
424,478(+1,667)16,243(+69)
2021-06-23
426,748(+2,270)16,329(+86)
2021-06-24
429,178(+2,430)16,414(+85)
2021-06-25
431,360(+2,182)16,496(+82)
2021-06-26
433,013(+1,653)16,551(+55)
2021-06-27
433,935(+922)16,581(+30)
2021-06-28
435,568(+1,633)16,631(+50)
2021-06-29
437,623(+2,055)16,702(+71)
2021-06-30
439,624(+2,001)16,767(+65)
2021-07-01
441,286(+1,662)16,822(+55)
2021-07-02
442,884(+1,598)16,879(+57)
2021-07-03
444,090(+1,206)16,920(+41)
2021-07-04
444,968(+878)16,951(+31)
2021-07-05
446,362(+1,394)16,985(+34)
2021-07-06
448,213(+1,851)17,013(+28)
2021-07-07
449,687(+1,474)17,067(+54)
2021-07-08
451,224(+1,537)17,126(+59)
2021-07-09
2021-07-10
453,595(n.a.)17,200(n.a.)
2021-07-11
454,241(+646)17,219(+19)
2021-07-12
455,436(+1,195)17,250(+31)
2021-07-13
456,815(+1,379)17,287(+37)
2021-07-14
458,212(+1,397)17,345(+58)
2021-07-15
459,579(+1,367)17,375(+30)
2021-07-16
460,818(+1,239)17,406(+31)
2021-07-17
461,714(+896)17,443(+37)
2021-07-18
462,154(+440)17,458(+15)
2021-07-19
463,125(+971)17,475(+17)
2021-07-20
464,177(+1,052)17,505(+30)
2021-07-21
465,351(+1,174)17,546(+41)
2021-07-22
466,318(+967)17,576(+30)
2021-07-23
467,343(+1,025)17,613(+37)
2021-07-24
467,975(+632)17,637(+24)
2021-07-25
468,423(+448)17,651(+14)
2021-07-26
469,182(+759)17,672(+21)
2021-07-27
470,024(+842)17,716(+44)
2021-07-28
470,929(+905)17,754(+38)
2021-07-29
471,958(+1,029)17,784(+30)
2021-07-30
472,813(+855)17,807(+23)
2021-07-31
473,506(+693)17,821(+14)
2021-08-01
473,899(+393)17,839(+18)
2021-08-02
474,538(+639)17,859(+20)
2021-08-03
475,265(+727)17,883(+24)
2021-08-04
476,097(+832)17,910(+27)
2021-08-05
476,795(+698)17,935(+25)
2021-08-06
477,262(+467)17,959(+24)
2021-08-07
477,696(+434)17,971(+12)
2021-08-08
478,063(+367)17,983(+12)
2021-08-09
478,671(+608)18,004(+21)
Source: Official Site of the Government of Bolivia on COVID-19

Cases
Cases
Deaths
Deaths

On 12 March, the government announced seven measures to slow the spread of the disease, including the suspension of educational activities until March 21 in schools and universities and the suspension of flights to and from Europe starting March 14.[10][11][12]

As a result of the six confirmed cases, the city of Oruro declared a 14-day quarantine beginning on 16 March.[13] The same day, the government announced that there would be criminal punishments for anyone who sabotaged healthcare, due to incidents of blocking access to healthcare centers for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.[14] In the city of La Paz, arrests were made of people engaged in price gouging of medical products.[15]

On 14 March, Interim President Jeanine Áñez prohibited anyone coming from China, South Korea, Italy, or Spain to enter the country.[16] Starting on 18 March 2020, this will be extended to cover all of Europe, including Great Britain and Ireland, as well as Iran.[17]

On 15 March, the government announced new measures including the expansion of entry restrictions on travelers coming from the Schengen Area, in addition to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Iran.[18]

Starting March 16, the departments of Oruro, Potosí, Cochabamba, and Chuquisaca implemented measures to restrict movement, initially to last until March 31, while Tarija prohibited public trips between departments.[19]

On 17 March, President Áñez announced the closure of Bolivia's borders to all foreign nationals – effective as of 19 March. Additionally, as of 20 March, all international flights will be suspended, and domestic travel between departments and provinces will be prohibited.[20]

On 20 March, the government of Santa Cruz declared a quarantine for Porongo, starting at noon and lasting 14 days.[21] The minister of health did not rule out taking measures with greater impact in the coming days.[22]

On 21 March, the government announced a 14-day nationwide quarantine, taking effect on 22 March at midnight and ending on 5 April at midnight.[23]

On 23 March, Áñez released a statement at 13:00 local time confirming the extreme quarantine measures and requesting the support and understanding of the population. She also took the opportunity to commemorate the 141st anniversary of the loss of the Litoral Department and with it Bolivia's sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Áñez confirmed the government's unwavering aspiration to recover its sovereign access to the sea.[24]

On 25 March, Áñez declared a public health emergency in the country and completely locked down its borders, with nobody allowed to enter or leave except for health or safety reasons.[25] This will be in effect until 15 April.

On 1 April, Áñez announced the following measures:[26]

  • From 3 April, the 'family basket' of Bs. 400 will be paid in cash through banks to the following sectors: those who receive only dignity income but do not receive retirement or other income, the mothers who receive Juana Azurduy voucher[27] and people with disabilities.
  • In the second week of April, the 'family voucher' of Bs. 500 will be awarded for families with children in kindergarten, pre-kindergarten and primary school in fiscal schools.
  • The price of household gas will be reduced by 50%.
  • The postponement of the payment of taxes and credits is ratified, as well as the discounts in the payment of other basic services.

On 8 April, the Minister of Health, Dr. Anibal Cruz, was replaced by Dr. Marcelo Navajas Salinas, a specialist in pulmonology and with experience in public health. Áñez stated that Cruz stepped aside for personal reasons.[28]

On 8 April, Áñez announced that the 'family voucher' of Bs. 500 will be extended to high school students and confirmed the payment from April 15.[29]

On 14 April, Áñez announced the extension of nationwide quarantine until April 30. Other economic measures were also announced including the 'Universal Bonus' of Bs. 500, for people over 18 who have not benefited from any of the previous aid launched by the Government and who are not salaried.[30]

On 29 April, Áñez announced that the total quarantine will remain until May 10 and a 'dynamic' quarantine will be applied, with relaxations on least affected regions from May 11. The borders will remain closed until May 30.[31]

On 28 May, the Bolivian government extended the quarantine until June 30. Starting June 1, Bolivia enters a new quarantine phase, making it more flexible. The highlights of the new measures taken by the government include:[32]

  • People will be able to circulate from Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 18:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 06:00 to 14:00.
  • The urban transport will be able to return to circulate according to restrictions of plates.
  • Churches will be open again only with 30% availability.

Scientists have noted that the level of infections was significantly lower at high altitude, with only 507 cases reported in the La Paz Department by May 31 with most of Bolivia's 9,982 cases centered on Santa Cruz Department.[33]

Measures taken by the government

Before the first case was detected in Bolivia, the government announced that an Emergency Operating Committee had been formed, including officials from the World Health Organization and different ministries and specialized health organizations.[34] Measures implemented with the Pan American Health Organization included support for the implementation of detailed procedures in a guide to the surveillance of unusual respiratory incidents.[35]

The Ministry of Health set up free hotlines at 800-10-1104 and 800-10-1106 to inform people about symptoms and allow them to ask questions about the virus.[36]

On 17 March, President Jeanine Áñez announced the following measures, to be in effect from March 19 to 31:[37]

  • Closure of all borders.
  • Entry into Bolivia allowed only for Bolivian nationals and residents, who must follow protocols stipulated by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
  • All international flights suspended.
  • Interdepartmental and interprovincial land transport suspended. Only merchandise can be transported.[38]

Decree 4196

On 17 March, the minister of the presidency, Yerko Núñez, declared a public health emergency and arranged a series of quarantine measures,[39] which would be implemented in the entire country until March 31.[40]

Supreme Decree 4196 indicates:[37]

  • The Ministry of Labor will, exceptionally, regulate granting of special licenses to protect people with underlying diseases, older adults of age sixty or above, pregnant people, and people under five years old if their parent or guardian has a special license.
  • From midnight (00:00) on 20 March to 31 March the country's borders are closed.
  • From midnight (00:00) on 21 March international flights are suspended, as are land, river, and lake passenger transportation.
  • Effective 18 March the workday for all sectors is from 9:00 to 13:00. Markets and supermarkets are to open 8:00 to 15:00.
  • Public and private transportation is to operate 5:00 to 18:00.
  • Social sporting, religious, and other activities and gatherings are prohibited.
  • Those who violate the decree may be arrested for eight hours.

Decree 4199 – Nationwide quarantine

A nationwide quarantine is in effect from 22 March at midnight (00:00) for 14 days, with the goal of slowing the spread of the virus in the country, under the following orders:[37]

  • Markets and supply centers will continue to operate every morning until midday, so that one person from each family can get supplies.
  • Factories and transportation serving basic grocery needs will continue functioning normally. The banking system, pharmacies, and hospitals will continue to attend to the needs of the population.
  • People may leave their houses if they need medical attention.
  • Private and public transport is suspended. Permits will be provided to transport workers whose companies must continue working and for people who work in healthcare, water, electricity, and gas services, among others.
  • Electricity prices are reduced. It is prohibited to cut off water, gas, or internet during the quarantine. Tax and loan payments will be eased.[41]

Vaccination

The US delivers vaccines to Bolivia through the COVAX program in 2021

On 30 December 2020, the government of newly elected President Luis Arce signed a contract between Bolivia and Russia to acquire 5.2 million doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine.[42] The vaccine was granted emergency approval and registered by the Bolivian regulator based on the results of Phase III clinical trials in Russia.[43] The first 20,000 doses of the vaccine arrived on 28 January 2021, and Santa Cruz-based nurse Sandra Ríos became the first Bolivian to be vaccinated the next day.[44]

In January 2021, the government contracted India's Serum Institute to provide 5 million doses of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine. The doses are slated to arrive beginning in April.[45]

On 30 January 2021, the United Nations announced that 900,000 doses of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine and 92,430 doses of the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine will be provided through the COVAX initiative.[46] The COVAX initiative had reportedly agreed to provide Bolivia with 3.6 million vaccine doses from a variety of sources.[45]

In April 2021, Bolivia launched an international campaign to ensure all countries have equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Foreign Minister Rogelio Mayta said that unless 70 percent of the world's population was vaccinated new variations of the disease will arise and the pandemic "will continue for years".[47]

Marcelo Ebrard, Mexican Foreign Minister, announced on May 12, 2021, that Mexico will donate 400,000 doses of Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Bolivia, Belize, and Paraguay.[48]

Statistics

Graphs

Cumulative number of cases, recoveries and deaths

  Total confirmed cases     Active Cases     Recoveries     Deaths

New cases per day

  New cases per day

Deaths per day

  Deaths per day

Recoveries per day

  Recoveries per day

Regional distribution of cases

COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia by department ()
DepartmentConfirActiveRecov.Deaths
 Beni5,289209289291
 Chuquisaca1,826282108120
 Cochabamba7,4201,942571603
 La Paz13,371948218226
 Oruro2,657428179191
 Pando1,365135117117
 Potosí1,3901924952
 Santa Cruz32,13816,537928967
 Tarija2,8252787680
Total60,99139,89818,8752647


Total cases per 100,000 inhabitants by department
DepartamentPopulation[49]
(2020)
Cases
(per 100,000)
 Beni480.3081101
 Santa Cruz3.370.059954
 Pando154.355884
 Tarija583.330484
 Oruro551.116482
 La Paz2.926.996457
 Cochabamba2.028.639366
 Chuquisaca637.013287
 Potosí901.555154
Total11.633.371587


Graphical summary of the timeline of the COVID-19 cases in Bolivia by department


Oruro

A sixty-five-year-old woman in Oruro was one of the first patients known to be infected with the coronavirus. Six other infected patients in Oruro and one in Cochabamba, as confirmed through tests by 12 March, were in contact with her.[50] This was the first known instance of local transmission in Bolivia. The city and department began mandatory social distancing measures on 16 March. A further 65 contacts and family members of those were infected were confined to their homes, but showed no symptoms of the disease.[51] As of 25 March, the first Oruro patient was no longer showing symptoms and had tested negative for the disease twice; doctors expect her to be declared Bolivia's first recovered COVID-19 patient.[52]

Potosí

The first case to be tested positive in Potosí was announced on 25 March. Regional health authorities that this patient is a 69-year-old woman. She was infected by her son, a transport driver who had recently been in Chile. The driver had not disclosed his symptoms and was, according to the health authorities, treated privately by family members who are physicians.[53]

Impacts and incidents

Following the announcement of the first confirmed case, incidents were reported among the local population, including large-scale purchasing of surgical masks[54][55] and hand sanitizer and blocking access to hospitals.[56] On 19 March a patient under observation who was required to stay in isolation tried to escape but was caught when he tried to take a trip between departments.[57] Operations were suspended at San Cristóbal mine.[58]

Corruption case

Bolivia's health minister Marcelo Navajas has been arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the over-priced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19.[59][60] Bolivia bought 179 ventilators from a Spanish manufacturer for $27,683 each, costing almost $5 million. It later transpired that the manufacturer was offering ventilators for 9,500-11,000 euros each ($10,312-$11,941).[59]

In May, key witness, businessman Luis Fernando Humérez, was taken into preventive custody following communications he made with legal director of the Ministry of Health, Fernando Valenzuela seeking "a way out".[61] Humérez was able to connect for prosecutors, the health minister to Iñaqui García, a representative of the respirator supplier, GPA Innova, among others. Prosecutors for the case also demonstrated multiple calls between Evo Morales and Humérez intermingled with conversations with other defendants.[62] However, Humérez claims these conversations were only to pacify tensions in the country. With over 2 dozen calls between Humérez and masista leaders, including Morales and Orlando Zurita, prosecutors Arturo has postulated this may be less a controversy of corruption, and one of conspiracy against the current government.[63] In addition to Humérez, Valenzuela, Giovani Pacheco, the director of the agency tasked with procuring medical equipment, as well as two Inter-American Development Bank advisors have been arrested.

Despite these arrests, the Bolivian mixed commission of investigation continues to search for reasons that explain how this could have happened, and has issued summons across levels of the Bolivian government.[64] Among those asked for there testimony are Bolivian Minister Karen Longaric and Harvard scientist, Mohammed Mostajo-Radji,[65][66][67][68][69] the Bolivian Ambassador for Science, Innovation, and Technology to the UN.[70][71] While, no criminal charges were levied against Mostajo-Radji, inconsistencies between his earlier testimony where he claimed complete ignorance of the purchase, and public statements in April where he claimed responsibility for overseeing the purchases of the respirators led prosecutors to ask for further information.[72] However, in spite of these calls from prosecutors, and the continuing pandemic, Mostajo-Radji left Bolivia for the United States in June 2020[73] and has yet to testify.[74] Allies of Evo Morales accused the interim president of protecting the young scientist who was rumored to be involved with Áñez's daughter;[75][76] allegations which both Áñez and Mostajo-Radji deny.[77][73]

In August 2020, it was revealed that an additional 324 respirators, purchased from China through Amgen were also bought with a surchage ($35,000 for machines that cost $18,000) and contained numerous defects.[78] In response, the prosecutor's office announced investigations into both the ambassador, Mostajo-Radji, as well as the Minister of Health, Eidy Roca.[78] Unlike the Spanish respirators, these were part of the 500 Mostajo-Radji had announced in April were purchased by Bolivia.[79]

See also

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