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(CNN Spanish) - The world is close to adding 16.2 million cases of coronavirus.
As scientists advance the development of vaccines to slow the spread of the disease, governments are facing outbreaks and the possibility of new closings.
With more than 4.2 million, 2.4 million, 390,000, 375,000 and 345,000 cases, respectively, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile are part of the ten countries with the highest number of infections in the world, making America the continent hardest hit by covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
How is the rest of the region? Thus begins the week of July 27 in the Latin American countries hardest hit by the virus.
Police approach swimmers at Icarai Beach in Niterói, Brazil, where individual exercise is allowed but chairs and tents are still prohibited. (Photo: Luis Alvarenga / Getty Images)
Confirmed cases: 2,419,091
This Sunday marks five months since Brazil reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus on February 26.
President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for the virus on Saturday, his first negative test since testing positive on July 7. However, the Brazilian Society for Infectious Diseases said Bolsonaro set a "bad example" by socializing and not wearing a mask right after his negative announcement of the covid-19 test.
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Teddy bear is used in a restaurant in Polanco, in Mexico City, to maintain social distance. (Photo: PEDRO PARDO / AFP via Getty Images)
Confirmed cases: 390,516
Mexico City reports more than 68,000 cases of covid-19 and is at an orange light for the return to normal phase. Several establishments have begun to open their doors.
The Basilica of Guadalupe will receive for the moment only 5% of its capacity, so that approximately 500 people will be able to access the religious site. According to the authorities, after each mass a series of sanitary protocols will be carried out.
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A patient awaits medical assistance in Arequipa, Peru. (Photo: DIEGO RAMOS / AFP via Getty Images)
Confirmed cases: 375,961
Last week, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced additional measures to help the Arequipa region, which has become the new epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic in the country. Viscarra traveled to the region last Sunday. and admitted the lack of resources. His administration had ordered more than 110,000 rapid tests, nearly half a million medications, and more than one million units of personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Confirmed cases: 345,790
The Chilean Ministry of Health announced on Friday that, starting this Tuesday, nine communes in the country will leave quarantine to enter a phase of "transition" towards lack of confidence.
The benefited communes are Colina, La Reina, Las Condes, Lo Barnechea, Ñuñoa, Til-til, Vitacura, San Antonio and San Felipe. The new stage allows the movement from Monday to Friday, outside the curfew. People will be able to go to work and move only between communes that are in transition and will not be able to enter the communes that are quarantined.
On the other hand, the Araucanía region will be the first to enter a more advanced phase, the “initial opening” stage, in which cinemas, restaurants and similar venues will be allowed to operate with up to 25% of their capacity. .
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An image of a doctor is projected on the Cristo Rey monument in Cali, Colombia, in celebration of the city's 484th anniversary. (Photo: LUIS ROBAYO / AFP via Getty Images)
Confirmed cases: 240,795
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Confirmed cases: 162,526
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Confirmed cases: 80,694
Medical workers collect the body of an alleged victim of covid-19 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. (Photo: STR / AFP via Getty Images)
Confirmed cases: 69,429
With the new record figure of 1,148 new confirmed cases of covid-19 this Sunday, Bolivia adds a total of 69,429 positive cases nationwide, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.
2,583 deaths, 21,169 recovered patients, 11,932 suspected cases, and 67,496 cases were discarded, according to the report.
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Confirmed cases: 62,908
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Confirmed cases: 60,296
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