The number of coronavirus cases in Peru rose to 164,476 on Sunday, an increase of 8,805 from the previous day, according to the country's health ministry.
The spike follows a trend of increasing new cases in recent days, which have seen Peru go from reporting about 4,000 to more than 7,000 new cases each day.
The country also reported 135 new coronavirus-related fatalities, taking the national death toll to 4,506, according to the ministry.
The capital city of Lima has the largest concentration of infections, according to the health ministry, which reported on Sunday that the city has recorded 100,526 virus cases.
Peru has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in Latin America, behind Brazil.