Cases of COVID-19 have increased by 50% in the Americas over the past week Coronavirus-related deaths increased by 11%This Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported.
between December 19 and 25, More than half of the countries recorded an increase in cases of more than 20% in the region, which is where they have increased the most worldwide, he says in a statement.
The largest number of injuries occurred In the United States, followed by Canada and Argentina.
There is no evidence of an increase in Central America, with the exception of Panama and Belize.
In the Andean region, Bolivia leads the way but Cases have also increased in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
In the Southern Cone, infection with the COVID-19 virus They originated in Paraguay and Uruguay and descended on Brazil.
in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica recorded significant increases Trinidad and Tobago reported a decrease.
The Pan American Health Organization warns of this in the coming weeks Cases could continue to rise, and so could hospitalizations and deaths Due to the fact that the coronavirus is spreading more and more “more personal contact due to the holiday and holiday season”, especially since the highly contagious omicron variant has been recorded in 27 countries and territories in the region.
To reduce transmission, the Pan American Health Organization, the regional office of the World Health Organization, Continuing to recommend vaccination and continuing public health measures, Such as using a mask, physical distancing, ventilation of indoor spaces, avoiding crowds and washing hands.
The organization adds that 57% of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean have been fully vaccinated.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 5.4 million people worldwide since December 2019, according to a count on Wednesday from France Press agency From official sources, but the World Health Organization considers that the balance can be two to three times higher.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exploded Record cases in the world in the past seven days due to omichron, a highly contagious variant that presents a risk”very highThe World Health Organization warned on Wednesday.
With an average of 935,863 new cases per day in the past week, according to the news agency’s count France Press agency drawn from official budgets, The virus is now spreading at an unprecedented rate.
This number is much higher than the previous record., arrived between April 23 and 29, with 817,000 daily cases, and This is a 37% increase over the previous week.
“Global risks related to the new Omicron variant remain very high“The World Health Organization warned in its weekly epidemiological report, noting that its growth requires”A period of two to three days to double“.
(With information from AFP)