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Coronavirus news in Latin America: this is how the week of July 20 begins in the 10 most hit countries in the region


With 14.5 million reported cases of covid-19, the world continues to fight a pandemic that doesn't seem close to ending and America is the region hardest hit by the virus. Thus begins the week ...

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(CNN Spanish) -  With 14.5 million reported cases of covid-19, the world continues to fight a pandemic that does not seem close to ending and America continues to be the continent hardest hit by the virus.

The United States, with 3.7 million, and Brazil, with about 2.1 million, remain in the first two places on the list of most affected countries, while Peru, Mexico and Chile are also among the first ten , according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Thus begins the week of July 20 in the ten Latin American countries hardest hit by covid-19.

🇧🇷 Brazil

Confirmed cases:  2,098,389

Deaths: 79,488

(Photo by Bruna Prado / Getty Images)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, diagnosed with covid-19, took a walk in the gardens of the presidential palace on Sunday afternoon and greeted a crowd of supporters. He repeatedly lowered his mask as he spoke, even when his assistants were nearby.

READ : Bolsonaro greets and takes off his mask in front of a crowd

🇵🇪 Peru

Confirmed cases: 353,590

Deaths:  13,187

After 120 days of closure due to the pandemic, on July 15 the Lima international airport reopened for domestic flights, state news agency Andina reported.

MIRA : Priest relates that because of the pandemic he has seen entire families in Peru who have nothing to eat

🇲🇽 Mexico

Confirmed cases: 344,224

Deaths:  39,184

Street food stall just outside a drive-in movie theater in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. (Photo: Guillermo Arias / AFP)

The Mexican Ministry of Health reported that 296 people died from the coronavirus on Sunday. According to data from the authorities, there are a total of 39,184 people killed by covid-19 since the pandemic began.

MIRA : The pandemic exacerbates the challenges for the democracies of Mexico and Latin America

🇨🇱 Chile

Confirmed cases: 330,930

Deaths: 8,503

The Chilean Carabineros train dogs to detect symptoms of covid-19. (Photo: Marcelo Hernández / Getty Images)

The President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, announced this Sunday the "Step by Step" plan, a set of measures that will be applied gradually in the country to advance towards lack of confidence during the crisis of the new coronavirus.

READ : Chile announces "step by step" plan for lack of confidence

🇨🇴 Colombia

Confirmed cases:  197,278

Deaths:  6,736

Curfew for high number of coronavirus cases in a neighborhood in Cali, Colombia. (Photo: Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

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🇦🇷 Argentina

Confirmed cases: 126,755

Deaths: 2,260

LISTEN: Pandemic and economy: "In Argentina we have no currency or trust"

🇪🇨 Ecuador

Confirmed cases: 74,013

Deaths: 5,313

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🇧🇴 Bolivia

Confirmed cases:  59,582

Deaths: 2,151

Bolivian authorities reported this Sunday on the death of César Salinas, president of the Bolivian Football Federation, after health complications associated with the coronavirus.

Bolivian nurses, to the limit due to an increase in cases of 3:04

🇵🇦 Panama

Confirmed cases: 53,468

Deaths:  1,096

MIRA : Panama again imposes total quarantine on weekends in the provinces most affected by covid-19

🇩🇴 Dominican Republic

Confirmed cases:  52,855

Deaths:  981

LOOK : The coronavirus case fatality rate has dropped in South American countries


Source: cnnespanol

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