According to the Pan American Health Organization, in the first few months of 2021, more than 475,000 people in the Americas died of covid-19 and 19.7 million people were infected.
Mexico City (APRO). According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in the first few months of 2021, more than 4.75 million people died of COVID-19 and 19.7 million were infected in the Americas.
The head of the organization, Carissa Etienne, warned that 34,000 people died from the virus last week, many of them in countries such as Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, where the death rate is the highest.
In the past four weeks, we have reported an average of about 1 million new cases every 7 days. He warned whether this indicates that transmission is still very active in too many places in our region.
In this sense, he asked all countries to maintain a high level of alert. And avoid taking health-relaxing measures to combat this pandemic, because “conceit leads to an increase in cases.”
Today, this pandemic is as active as ever, and we have no choice but to fight it. In fact, some countries in our region, including Paraguay, Uruguay and Cuba, will have a larger outbreak in 2021 than in 2020.
Regarding the next elections to be held in Mexico and other countries, Ciro Ugarte, director of emergency health affairs, recalled that the biggest risk of transmission during last year’s elections was due to crowds, travel and large-scale interactions.
He said: “In some countries, this situation has led to greater spread and analyzed whether the election process should continue.” However, he commented that successful measures such as evacuation distance, protection of personnel, and expansion on polling day Measures such as polling stations and voting time.
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