The number of deaths coronavirus in Latin America it surpassed that of deaths registered in North America for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, a count from Reuters today showed.
Latin America totals at least 144,672 deaths due to Covid-19, compared with 143,840 deaths in North America – Canada and the United States – according to data compiled by Reuters, based on official surveys.
The United States is the country with the highest number of deaths in the world, with 135,055, followed by Brazil, which records 72,100. But Latin America also has Mexico and Peru among the 10 countries with the highest number of deaths, with 35,006 and 11,870, respectively.
Chile, Colombia and Ecuador also have more than 5,000 deaths each. Meanwhile, the death toll in Canada is less than 8,800 people.
Coronavirus infections worldwide exceeded 13 million today, according to a Reuters count, in another milestone in the spread of the disease that killed more than half a million people in seven months.
The first case was reported in China in early January, and it took the world three months to reach 1 million infections. With the constant acceleration of the disease, in just five days the world went from 12 million to 13 million confirmed cases.
The number of infections is already approximately three times that registered annually for serious influenza, according to the World Health Organization.