Corona deaths in Latin America exceeded 200 thousand cases


Passengers wearing masks and face masks in Lima on July 15, 2020. Photo: Sebastian Castaneda – Reuters (reselling or archiving of the image is prohibited.)

Lima (Reuters) – The number of deaths in Latin America as a result of the new Corona virus exceeded 200,000 on Saturday night, confirming the status of the region as one of the global hotbeds of the pandemic that puts governments in a very difficult test, a statistic told Reuters.

Unlike the United States, Brazil and Mexico have recorded more deaths from the virus than any other country, and together account for about 70 percent of the death toll in the region.

The two countries are making strenuous efforts to strike a balance between the need to limit the spread of the virus with restrictive safety measures and an attempt to reopen their economies affected by the crisis.

A few days ago, Brazil set a daily record of 1,595 deaths from the virus and 1,088 other deaths on Saturday. On Saturday, Mexico recorded 784 deaths, and for the first time over 9,000 new cases.

Other Latin American countries are also making strenuous efforts to control the outbreak of the Coronavirus, which has killed more than 200,000 people, after Peru recorded 191 other deaths from the pandemic.

Prepared by Muhammad Faraj for the Arabic Bulletin – Hassan Ammar


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