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Table 1 Comparison of the reported deaths from COVID-19 between the National Informatics Deaths System (SINADEF) and the Ministry of Health (MINSA) records (during the period from the first reported case of COVID-19 in Peru to March 6, 2021)

From: Need for improving COVID-19 mortality registries: the case of Peru

  SINADEF MINSA
Departments Confirmed COVID-19 deaths Suspected COVID-19 deaths Total COVID-19 deaths Total COVID-19 deaths
Lima 32,273 12,671 44,944 20,770
Piura 3959 1725 5684 2429
Callao 3699 1378 5077 2515
Ica 3444 983 4427 2297
Arequipa 3025 1319 4344 2039
La Libertad 2649 841 3490 2879
Junin 2798 607 3405 1560
Lambayeque 2280 711 2991 2164
Ancash 2198 616 2814 1891
Cusco 1737 332 2069 767
Loreto 1005 846 1851 1212
Puno 1479 315 1794 638
Cajamarca 1571 215 1786 809
Huanuco 1254 248 1502 766
San Martin 1043 274 1317 899
Tacna 931 160 1091 611
Ucayali 677 331 1008 541
Ayacucho 759 127 886 516
Moquegua 579 256 835 461
Huancavelica 565 113 678 243
Tumbes 530 105 635 449
Apurimac 451 112 563 277
Pasco 407 70 477 249
Amazonas 360 75 435 329
Madre de Dios 400 29 429 180
Sin Registro 26 16 42 NA
Total 70,099 24,475 94,574 47,491
  1. Data updated until March 06, 2021
  2. MINSA Ministry of Health of Peru, SINADEF National Informatics Deaths System