Bolivia struggles to contain Covid infection
53 corpses were picked up from the streets across the country as the number of cases increases.
The Ministry of Health in Bolivia reported on Thursday a new daily record of COVID-19 deaths as 88 people have died in the last 24 hours.
As the number of cases increases, the Special Force to Fight Crime (FELCC) reported on Thursday night that 53 corpses were picked up from the streets across the country.
Iván Rojas, director of FELCC, said that 20 bodies were collected in La Paz; 18 in Cochabamba, three in Santa Cruz, two in Chuquisaca, one in Tarija and nine in Potosí.
"We are prepared for this scenario, of having to lift more corpses per day, the division of homicides and people, which is working full time in cases that refer to the removal of corpses, has been strengthened," Rojas explained.