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Covid Latin America: this is how the week begins in the most affected countries

2021-03-15T08:49:50.003Z

This is how the week of March 15 begins in the Latin American countries most affected by the pandemic.



A painful count after a year of pandemic in Colombia 1:04

(CNN Spanish) -

Brazil, with more than 278,000, and Mexico, with more than 194,000, are the two Latin American countries with the most deaths from covid-19.

But they also rank second and third in the world, only after the United States, which has approximately 535,000 deaths from coronavirus.

In the region, they are followed by Colombia, with more than 61,000;

Argentina, with more than 53,000, and Peru, with more than 48,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. 

This is how the week of March 15 begins in the Latin American countries most affected by the pandemic.

A devastating year of pandemic in Mexico 1:02

Mexico has received almost 6.5 million doses of vaccines against covid-19.

This was reported by the country's Ministry of Health this Saturday, after a third shipment of one million doses of Sinovac arrived.

The entity said that the arrival of 500,000 doses of Sputnik V is expected by March 22.

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Chile experiences another increase in covid-19 cases 2:15

Chile has led the vaccination effort in Latin America, with more than 4 million people who have received at least the first dose.

However, in the face of an increase in covid-19 cases, the Santiago metropolitan region fell back to phase 2 this Saturday, which means that people must quarantine on weekends.

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This Saturday, in Brazil, former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva broadcast on social networks the moment he received the first dose of the CoronaVac vaccine.

The former president had been diagnosed with covid-19 at the end of January.

Last week, the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil annulled all their convictions in the framework of the Lava Jato operation and ordered the cases to be reinitiated in the Federal Court of Brasilia.

In addition, Lula told the current president, Jair Bolsonaro, to stop "being ignorant" and that his government should guarantee the vaccine to all citizens.

They question sanitary measures in Venezuela 3:10

In neighboring Venezuela, the questioned president Nicolás Maduro affirmed that the country registered an increase in the number of cases and deaths from covid-19 due to the Brazilian variant.

Some experts attribute the rally in recent weeks to easing and carnival holidays.

Maduro announced that the week of March 15-21 will be one of "limited and partial relaxation" with a "health fence" in Caracas, La Guaira, Miranda and Bolívar.

Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez said that the covid-19 variant identified in Brazil has been found in five states of Venezuela.

A painful count after a year of pandemic in Colombia 1:04

Likewise, this Friday, the National Institute of Health (INS) of Colombia, through the Ministry of Health, confirmed that the first death related to the Brazilian variant of covid-19 was detected.

Authorities said an older adult living in Bogotá died on January 28.

The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, assured that this person had not been in Leticia, capital of the Amazon, on the border with Brazil, where there had been two cases related to the variant.

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On the other hand, the secretary of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico, Carlos Mellado López, reported that two new variants of SARS-CoV-2 were identified on the island, classified as variants of interest.

The two new variants of interest identified are the Brazilian variant P.2 and the California variant B.1,429, which are added to the British variant B.1.1.7, confirmed in February.

Mellado assured that, for now, the vaccines protect against the three variants found on the island.

Chronology of a year of covid-19 in Argentina 5:08

With information from Juan Paz, Christopher Ulloa, Osmary Hernández, Ana Cucalón and Rafy Rivera from CNN en Español. 

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Source: cnnespanol

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