Coronary virus cases and deaths Next to Latin America is rising faster than anywhere in the world. In the most affected countries, there were no signs of a slowdown. The region recorded nearly 1.2 million deaths and more than 60,000 deaths.
“We are particularly concerned about Central and South America, where many countries are witnessing an acceleration of epidemics,” WHO Director-General Tidros Adhanum Gebrysos said on Wednesday.
The World Health Organization does not believe that Central or South America has reached the peak of disease transmission, which means that the number of people who are sick and dying may continue to rise.
Brazil is stuck in a crisis situation. Country At least 645,771 cases of coronavirus infection and 35,026 deaths were recorded.
Italy recently surpassed it to become the country with the third highest mortality rate in the world and likely to surpass the UK soon.
Mexico recorded the worst week of the disease, In both confirmed cases and deaths.
More than 1,000 deaths were recorded in one day for the first time. For three consecutive days, it recorded its highest levels in one day in new cases.
Despite gloomy numbers and conflicting messages from government leaders, officials have pushed ahead with a phased reopening plan across the country.
Peru has one of the worst outbreaks of the disease in Latin America. It has 187,400 cases, the second highest in the region after Brazil.
People in Callao City have queued for hours this week to refill their oxygen tanks. But once they got to the front of the line, relatives of patients with Covid-19 found great prices.
Uruguay is a success story. The country with a population of about 3.5 million people borders Brazil, which has the worst outbreak in Latin America.
But Uruguay only recorded 834 cases. One death has been recorded since May 24 and only 23 deaths.
Experts say the reasons for the country’s success are numerous – a strong early response including quarantine measures, a large and effective system to track and isolate injured patients, random tests, and create a crisis response committee.