The number of COVID-19 cases in many Latin American countries continues to rise sharply

Treatment of COVID-19-infected patients at a hospital in Marica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 6, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN
Treatment of COVID-19-infected patients at a hospital in Marica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 6, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

On June 15, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country increased by 3,427 cases and 439 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 150,264 people, of which 17,580 cases. deaths, and 53,217 people suspected of infection.

Vietnam News Agency correspondent quoted Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell as saying that Mexico is in the peak of the epidemic, and identified the first wave of COVID-19 will last until October 2020, and the wave 2nd outbreak will take place in late November or early December. Mexico does not conduct testing on a large scale, but only on those with symptoms. Currently, Mexico has conducted 415,097 tests, so that up to 36.2% of people tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus.

On the national COVID-19 beacon map, 16/32 states in Mexico will switch from red to orange from June 15, thereby allowing many non-essential economic sectors to resume operation.

In Central America, the number of COVID-19 cases in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador continues to increase sharply with an additional 1,628 new cases, bringing the total to 45,695 cases, including 1,230 deaths.

In South America, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said it had recorded another 20,647 cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 888,271, including 43,959. casualties.

On the same day, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera decided to extend the special catastrophe that has been in effect since mid-March to an additional 90 days as COVID-19 continues to spread strongly. Chile recorded nearly 180,000 cases, including 3,362 deaths.

The COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to be complicated in Peru, with 229,736 cases, including 6,688 deaths. The Peruvian government extended the blockade and restricted the movement of people from 21:00 the day before to 4:00 the next day until June 30.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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