Latin America recorded the largest number of new daily infections during the past week, bypassing the United States and Europe, according to Reuters.
This marks a new stage in the spread of the virus, which peaked in China in February, before it was widespread in Europe and the United States.
Latin America recorded about a third of the 91,000 cases monitored earlier in the week, while Europe and the United States recorded more than 20 percent each.
A large number of those new cases in Brazil, which surpassed Germany, France and Britain recently, to record the third largest number of HIV infections in the world after the United States and Russia.
Brazil’s cases are increasing at a daily rate, second only to the world, after the United States.
The first 41 cases were confirmed in Wuhan, China, on January 10, and the world needed until April 1 to reach its first million cases. Since then, about a million new infections have been reported every two weeks, according to a Reuters count.
In turn, the United States recorded 1561 deaths from the new Corona virus during the past 24 hours, thus exceeding the total deaths caused by the Covid-19 epidemic in this country 93 thousand and 400 deaths, according to a statistic of Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday evening.
This daily toll is almost the same as that recorded on Tuesday evening and amounted to 1539 deaths in a country that is, by a vast difference from the rest of the world, the first in terms of the number of people infected with the epidemic (1.55 million injured), according to data published by the university.