Peru reports over 5,000 new coronavirus infections in one day
The death toll now stands at 5,903 people, up from 5,738 on the previous day.
According to Peruvian authorities, 9,916 coronavirus patients are in hospital, including 1,065 in intensive care units and on ventilators, while another 98,031 patients have recovered.
President Martin Vizcarra decided to extend nationwide lockdown measures until June 30, given the coronavirus pandemic situation.
Currently, Peru has the eighth largest outbreak worldwide. In Latin America, it has the second largest confirmed cases following Brazil.
May 1, 2020 ■