FILE PHOTO: A graviger, wearing a protective suit, digs a grave to bury the coffin of a man who died of coronovirus disease (COVID-19) at Villa Formosa Cemetery on July 16, 2020, in Sao Jero, Brazil . REUTERS / Amanda Perobelli
ASUNCION / SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Coronavirus cases in Latin America have surpassed joint infections in the United States and Canada for the first time, a Reuters rally on Sunday showed infections in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina Shown between increments. .
The rapidly increasing number of cases affect Latin America the most by epidemics worldwide with 26.83% of cases worldwide.
There are now a total of 4,327,160 novel coronavirus cases in Latin America compared to 4,308,495 infections in the United States and Canada, based on data provided by the governments of each country.
The United States remains the individual country with the most infections and deaths from COVID-19, respiratory diseases caused by the virus, with more than 4.2 million cases and approximately 146,000 deaths, with Brazil by 2.4 million cases and nearly 87,000 dead.
Mexico, Peru and Chile are also among the top 10 countries in COVID-19 cases.
According to a Reuters count, the number of people infected worldwide is more than 16.1 million.
Health experts have said that the official data almost certainly report reduced infections and deaths, especially in countries with limited testing capacity.
Reporting by Daniela Desantis and Javier Lira; Writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Will Dunham