South America became the focus of the Covid-19 epidemic as the number of new cases of corona virus each day surpassed the United States and Europe.
According to the BBC, South America has become the center of the world Covid-19 pandemic, according to the statement of the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 26. The number of new infections per day in the region on May 27 has surpassed the US and Europe.
To date, South American countries have recorded more than 700,000 cases of corona virus infection and about 34,000 deaths. However, reports of mass graves and low testing rates in many countries have raised concerns that the actual size of the disease in South America is much larger than the official figure.
“Now is not the time for easing restrictive measures or reducing the scale of disease prevention strategies, we need to be strong, remain vigilant, thoroughly apply public health measures.” verified, “said Carissa Etienne, Director of the WHO Regional Office for South America.
Brazil continues to be the South American nation most heavily affected by the disease. As of June 27, Brazil has recorded more than 394,000 cases of corona virus positive, of which more than 24,000 have died. A Washington University study found that the number of deaths in Brazil could reach 125,000 in August, five times the current figure.
Peru, Chile and Colombia are other South American countries heavily affected by the corona virus. The number of people infected with the disease in Peru has reached more than 129,000 cases, while the numbers in Chile and Colombia are 78,000 and 23,000, respectively.