The leader of the central American country told a local radio station he feels well despite having an underlying health condition. He made the announcement as the country lifted several lockdown measures.
The country went into the pandemic with an already-weak healthcare system — in 2018, there were 3.5 doctors and 0.7 nurses per 10,000 people, according to data from the World Health Organization.
In comparison, Argentina has more than 27 doctors and 25 nurses per 10,000 inhabitants, and France has more than 32 and 114, respectively.
The country's health workers complained of insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks as well as delayed salary payment, non-governmental organization Amnesty International reported in July.
The country has also experienced anti-lockdown demonstrations.
According to latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, the country has over 83,000 total infections — in a country of roughly 17.25 million people. Guatemala has a recorded death toll of 3,036. Per capita, these rates are fairly similar to Germany's, albeit in a country a quarter the size.