Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021

Pandemia sigue agravándose en América Latina y ya provocó 7 millones de casos en el mundo

Pandemic continues to worsen in Latin America; 7 million cases worldwide

According to AFP, seven million people have been infected by the new coronavirus in the world, although the real figures are undoubtedly much higher, and the pandemic continues to spread in Latin America.
In total, more than 400,000 people have died of covid-19 worldwide, of which about half are in Europe. Today, however, the epicenter of the pandemic is in Latin America, which now totals more than 1.3 million cases and 65,000 deaths.

Brazil is the most affected country in the region and is already third in the world in number of deaths, behind the United States and the United Kingdom, and second in number of infections.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health released the total numbers of those affected on Sunday, after being accused of "invisibilizing" those killed by covid-19 and not providing transparent data. In addition, they released different numbers in two reports published a few hours apart. In a first balance announced 1,382 deaths in 24 hours, and in a second, 525 deaths.

If the second balance is considered valid, the South American giant would have 691,758 confirmed cases and 36,455 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Despite these extremely serious figures and amid growing tension against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his management of the health crisis, some governors, such as the one in Rio de Janeiro, announced the easing of the restrictions imposed.

In Mexico, the second country with the most deaths in Latin America, the head of social security, Zoé Robledo, one of the most publicly active officials in the country and a frequent attendee at the daily press conference of the Mexican president, confirmed Sunday that he has tested positive to covid-19.


For its part, Peru, the third most affected country in the region, has its health system on the verge of collapse, due to lack of oxygen.

And in Chile, records were recorded in the last 24 hours, with 96 deaths and 6,405 infections, bringing the total number of deaths to 2,290.

This pandemic "has taught us that we are one family. What happens to a human being in Wuhan, happens to the planet, it happens to all of us (...) There are no walls, there are no walls that can separate people "Chilean writer Isabel Allende told AFP.

In other parts of the world, the health situation seems to be increasingly controlled and return to normality is happening.

In Spain, which registered 27,000 deaths, the football league games will resume on Wednesday, after three months of interruption.

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