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Coronavirus: more than 200,000 dead from coronavirus in Latin America

In total, 685,192 deaths (17,868,148 cases) have been recorded worldwide.

Lhe novel coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 200,000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean, nearly three-quarters of them in Brazil and Mexico, according to an AFP report from official sources on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

With a total of 200,212 deaths (for 4,919,054 cases), Latin America and the Caribbean is the second region hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, behind Europe (210,435 deaths, 3,189,322 cases) .

Brazil and Mexico most affected

Brazil (93,563 dead) and Mexico (47,472) are the most affected Latin American countries, followed by Peru (19,408), Colombia (10,330) and Chile (9,533). If we compare the number of deaths to the population, Peru records 589 deaths per million inhabitants, in 6th place in the world, ahead of Chile (499), Brazil (440), Mexico (368) and Panama (336).

Deaths in Latin America and the Caribbean account for nearly a third of worldwide deaths from Covid-19, just behind Europe (over a third), but ahead of the US / Canada (almost ‘A quarter). The region passed the 10,000 dead mark on April 28 and the 100,000 dead mark on June 23. It took a little over a month to double that total and pass the 200,000 death mark, with a marked acceleration in July.

On average, during the past month, some 2,610 new deaths have been recorded daily in the region.

The number of infections in Latin America and the Caribbean is approaching five million confirmed cases, including more than half in Brazil (more than 2.7 million officially declared cases), making it the second country with the most cases of Covid-19 in the world, behind the United States (more than 4.6 million cases).

Some experts believe that the number of officially declared deaths in some countries in the region is underestimated.

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