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Covid in Latin America: this is how the week begins in the region

2021-03-29T08:58:36.125Z

This is how the week of March 29 begins in some of the countries most affected by the coronavirus in Latin America.



Mexico could have almost 60% more than reported deaths 0:51

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Brazil already exceeds 312,000 deaths.

Mexico revealed that the death toll from covid-19 would be almost 60% higher than what has been officially reported.

Argentina is going to defer the application of the second dose of the vaccine.

This is how the week of March 29 begins in some of the countries most affected by the coronavirus in Latin America.

Brazil

Covid-19: hospital care collapses in Brazil 3:52

Second only to the United States, which has recorded nearly 550,000 deaths from covid-19, Brazil continues to beat its own dismal records for the number of coronavirus cases and deaths.

This Friday, after a year of a deadly pandemic, the government of the president, Jair Bolsonaro, decided to form a crisis committee to face covid-19 in the country, which last week was taking more than 3,000 deaths a day.

Brazilian intensive care units are collapsing and the P.1 and P.2 variants identified for the first time in the country are spreading rapidly around the world.

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Mexico

Mexico could have almost 60% more than reported deaths 0:51

Mexico has registered more than 200,000 deaths from covid-19, but, according to a new report, there would be many more.

This Sunday, the Mexican government published a report that reveals that the number of deaths from covid-19 in the country exceeds 321,000, that is, about 60% more than what has been officially reported.

In this way, Mexico would exceed the number of deaths in Brazil, and would be second in the list of countries with the most deaths from coronavirus in the world, after the United States.

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: Mexico exceeds 200,000 deaths from coronavirus;

This is how it compares with Brazil and the US, the only countries that have exceeded this figure

Argentina

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Argentina suspended all incoming flights from Brazil, Mexico and Chile since March 27, "due to the increase in coronavirus cases in those countries," according to Télam.

In addition, the Government reported that it will defer the application of the second dose of the vaccine against covid-19 for three months, to "vaccinate as many people as possible with the first dose" and "maximize the benefits of vaccination."

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Argentina will defer application of the second dose of vaccines against covid-19

Peru

Economies of Chile and Peru will stand out in Latin America 1:29

Since the beginning of March, Peru has seen its daily average number of covid-19 cases grow by 31%.

Last Wednesday, the Minister of Health, Oscar Ugarte, reported that almost 40% of the new cases of coronavirus in Lima are of the Brazilian variant P1.

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: Peru registers the highest number of daily cases of covid-19;

almost 40% of infections in Lima are of the Brazilian variant

Colombia

Last Thursday, the National Institute of Food and Drug Surveillance of Colombia (Invima) authorized the emergency use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against covid-19.

Facing the Easter holidays, the Government decided to enact new restrictions and curfews in cities where the occupancy of ICU beds is above 50% and 70%.

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Uruguay

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Uruguay is seeing record numbers of new cases and deaths from covid-19 and one of the epicenters of the pandemic in the country is the border with Brazil.

Precisely, the health authorities reported last Monday that 24 cases of the Brazilian variant P.1 have been detected in the country.

Until April 12, the new restrictive measures will be in force to stop the spread of the virus.

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Chile

Chile will continue to collaborate to combat the pandemic 0:30

Despite its successful vaccination campaign, with roughly a third of the population receiving at least one dose, Chile is seeing an increase in coronavirus cases and much of the country has returned to quarantine.

Last week, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, reported: "We have found the Brazilian variant in several patients and that is why we have almost closed our border with Brazil."

The president, Sebastián Piñera, proposed to postpone the elections due to the high number of infections with a bill that will be presented this Monday.

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Venezuela

Last week, Venezuela went into a radical quarantine to reduce the number of coronavirus infections.

This Sunday, the questioned president Nicolás Maduro said that so far cases of the Brazilian variants of covid-19 P.1 and P.2 have been identified in Caracas, Miranda, La Guaira, Bolívar, Zulia and Mérida.

“Brazil is a global threat, and who is to blame?

Jair Bolsonaro, ”Maduro said at a press conference on Sunday.

On Friday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said that 32 countries and territories in the Americas have reported the presence of at least one of the three worrisome covid-19 variants first identified in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil. .

With information from Karol Suárez, Florencia Trucco, Claudia Rebaza, Tatiana Arias, Radina Gigova, Christopher Ulloa, Abel Alvarado and Rodrigo Pedroso.

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Source: cnnespanol

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