Latin America has become the new epicentre of coronavirus. Brazil reported 1,039 deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily death toll in the world so far. The country has reported the highest deaths for the fifth straight days.
Globally, there are 5,689,220 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of which 352,295 have died whereas 2,432,600 have recovered. There are currently 2,904,325 active cases so far.
According to details, Brazil has the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases after the USA. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Latin America the new epicentre of the novel coronavirus. the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Tuesday that Latin America has surpassed Europe and the US in the daily numbers of new cases.
Dr. Carissa Etienne said in a briefing that there have been more than 2.4 million cases and more than 140,000 people died in all of the Americas. He said that the region “has become the epicentre of the COVID pandemic.”
Etienne said that the number of cases reported in Brazil “was the highest for a seven-day period since the outbreak began,”
In addition to this, a high number of cases have also been reported in Peru and Chile. She warned that for countries in the region “now is not the time to relax restrictions or scale back preventive strategies.”
According to Our World in Data (OWID), an independent statistics website headquartered at Oxford University said that Peru and Chile are among the region worst hit, as they reported the highest infection rates per capita over a seven-day rolling average.