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COVID circumstances spike in Americas, South America worst hit: PAHO


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SAO PAULO — COVID-19 circumstances within the Americas rose about 14% final week from the earlier one, with 1.3 million new circumstances and 4,158 new deaths reported, the Pan American Well being Group (PAHO) stated on Wednesday.

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South America was the worst affected, with an elevated COVID demise price up 32.8% from earlier week, in line with PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne.

“In South America, there was a big enhance in COVID-19 incidence, with virtually half 1,000,000 new COVID-19 circumstances reported over the past week – a 24.6% enhance in comparison with the earlier week,” Etienne stated in a press briefing.

The biggest rise in infections had been reported in Bolivia adopted by Peru.

North America noticed a rise of seven.7% in comparison with the earlier week regardless of a drop in circumstances in Canada, as america and Mexico are trending in the wrong way, PAHO stated.

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