Experts have repeatedly pointed out that the actual number of Brazilians infected with the virus appears to be significantly higher. However, not all cases can be detected due to insufficient testing capacity.
Latin America broke the five million confirmed case-19 case on Monday, calculated by Reuters. Already on Saturday in Latin America, the number of deaths from coronavirus disease exceeded 200,000. In many countries there, the spread of the infection is accelerating, but governments want to ease anti-epidemic measures in the interests of the economy.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), SARS-CoV-2 has so far been shown to infect more than 18 million people worldwide and more than 690,000 have died.
Coronavirus initially arrived in Latin America at a slower rate than in many other parts of the world, but experts say it is difficult to control the spread of the virus in the region’s poor and crowded cities.
The region broke the 5 million case limit after more than 10,000 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported by Colombia on Monday. The day before, there were a record 11,470 newly infected.
Mexico has also reported record increases of more than nine thousand people in recent days, surpassing Britain in the number of deaths, which it has moved up to fourth in this statistic. On Monday, the Mexican Ministry of Health reported 4,767 newly confirmed coronavirus cases and 266 deaths. The total number of cases reached 443,813 and deaths 48,012.
The Mexican government admits that the actual number of cases is probably much higher than the number confirmed.