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More than 200,000 dead in Latin America: this is how the week begins in the most affected countries in the region


How are the countries hardest hit by the virus in the region? Thus begins the week of August 3.

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(CNN Spanish) -  18 million cases of covid-19 in the world and almost 690,000 deaths: with some countries still in the first peak, others imposing new restrictions on outbreaks and experts concerned about the upcoming flu season, the The world tries to face a pandemic that does not stop.

America continues to be the continent most affected by the coronavirus, with the United States at the top, totaling almost 4.7 million infections, and Brazil behind, with 2.7 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. 

But the region marked a new bleak milestone: the virus has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people in Latin America. 

How are the Latin American countries hardest hit by the virus? Thus begins the week of August 3.

🇧🇷 Brazil

A volunteer disinfects the area in the Santa Marta favela in Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  2,733,677

Deaths:  94,104

Last week, Michelle Bolsonaro, the president's wife, Jair Bolsonaro, and two other government ministers tested positive for covid-19. Since the start of the pandemic, eight high-ranking officials have been infected with the new coronavirus. That includes the President, the First Lady and six Ministers. Since then, President Bolsonaro recovered and was negative for the virus.

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🇲🇽 Mexico

Javier, a street worker, poses for a portrait in Playas de Tijuana, in the state of Baja California. (Photo: GUILLERMO ARIAS / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases: 439,046

Deaths: 47,746

The Mexican Health authorities reported this Sunday that the one million tests applied to suspected cases of coronavirus in the country have been passed.

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🇵🇪 Peru

Relatives of patients with covid-19 line up to recharge the oxygen cylinders in Villa María del Triunfo, in Lima. (Photo: ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  428,850

Deaths:  19,614

READ : Peru revises its death toll from covid-19 upwards

🇨🇱 Chile

Hexagons of social distancing in the Araucano park in Santiago de Chile. (Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  359,731

Deaths:  9,608

🇨🇴 Colombia

Industrial designer Ricardo Conde wears a ventilation mask designed by him, a doctor, and two aeronautical engineers in Bogotá. (Photo: Juan BARRETO / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  317,651

Deaths: 10,650

Colombia reported 11,470 new cases on Sunday, its largest daily increase since the outbreak began, bringing the total number of cases to 317,651, the Health Ministry reported.

The ministry also reported 350 new deaths from covid-19.

More than 30% of the total cases have been registered in Bogotá, where the occupancy rate of the Intensive Care Unit was 89.9% until Sunday night.

🇦🇷 Argentina

Demonstration in Buenos Aires against judicial reform. (Photo: ALEJANDRO PAGNI / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  201,919

Deaths:  3,648

Argentina confirmed 5,376 new cases of covid-19 on Sunday.

🇪🇨 Ecuador

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Confirmed cases: 86,524

Deaths: 5,750

🇧🇴 Bolivia

Prisoners of the San Sebastián prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia, demand biosecurity measures after the death of two prisoners allegedly infected with covid-19. (Photo: STR / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases:  80,153

Deaths:  3,153

Bolivia saw its deadliest day of the new coronavirus on Sunday, according to figures released by the Ministry of Health.

The ministry reported 89 new deaths from covid-19 in the past 24 hours, its largest daily increase since the outbreak began.

🇩🇴 Dominican Republic

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Confirmed cases:  72,243

Deaths:  1,178

READ : The Latin American countries with the most covid-19 infections: this is how the region became the epicenter of the coronavirus

🇵🇦 Panama

Medical workers protest the lack of medical supplies at the Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid hospital in Panama City. (Photo: LUIS ACOSTA / AFP via Getty Images)

Confirmed cases: 67,453

Deaths:  1,471


Source: cnnespanol

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