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Old 5th July 2020, 07:51 PM   #400
Ulf Nereng
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Originally Posted by Ulf Nereng View Post
Cusco is at 3400m altitude which is significantly higher than Andorra, so I think we need to look at populations at similar altitudes.

Wikipedia lists four cities in the world that are actually at higher altitude than Cusco:

El Alto, Bolivia: 4100m
La Paz, Bolivia: 3812m
Puno, Peru : 3810m
Lhasa, China : 3490m
I did some googling for Covid-19 in those south-american cities and it is clear that they haven't been spared from the pandemic.

Lhasa has benefited from China's "sledgehammer" method, I'm sure, as there is almost no spread there.

So Cusco is still a mystery, it seems. Perhaps they are just a statistical anomaly?
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