Statistics showed, “Reuters” that the number of deaths from the new virus Corona virus in Latin America today, Monday, exceeded its counterpart in North America for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
By Monday, according to official figures calculated by Reuters on the basis of official data, Latin America recorded 146,680 deaths from the newly borne Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) so far, compared to 143,847 cases in North America that includes Canada and the United States.
The first confirmed cases of the disease were recorded in the Americas by a difference of days in late February, and first appeared in Canada, then the United States and Mexico.
Initially, the United States and Canada experienced an increase in the number of deaths due to the virus.
However, Latin America, and in particular Brazil, had great difficulties in containing the outbreak once it had moved out of high-end neighborhoods where casualties were usually those who traveled abroad.
The prevalence of poverty and informal employment and the deterioration of health care conditions, especially in remote areas, contributed to the spread of the disease on a larger scale.
The United States is the first country in the world in terms of the number of deaths and cases of coronavirus, while Brazil is ranked second in terms of both indicators.
Source: “Reuters” + agencies