Peru surpassed half a million coronavirus cases and has the highest death toll in Latin America, according to Health Ministry data released on Thursday, as the government struggles to contain a recent surge in infections.Add your comment!
Britain's official death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic was lowered by over 5,000 on Wednesday as the government adopted a new way of counting fatalities after concerns were raised that the old method overstated them.Add your comment!
The UK's official COVID-19 daily death count could be scrapped following an investigation into Public Health England's method of counting the toll, The Telegraph newspaper reported.Add your comment!
Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit by coronavirus deaths, as India passed the somber step of recording over two million infections. The world's worst-hit region had reported 213,120 fatalities, 460 more than Europe, according to a tally based on official data.15 comments
The death toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus passed 200,000 on Saturday night underlining the region's status as one of the global epicenters of the pandemic that is testing governments to the limit.
Mexico has overtaken Britain to become the country with the third-most deaths due to Covid-19, according to data released by the Health Ministry. Reported fatalities rose to reach 46,688, the data shows.
Brazil's coronavirus outbreak set daily records on Wednesday with both 69,074 new confirmed cases and 1,595 related deaths, as the world's second-worst outbreak accelerates toward the milestone of 100,000 lives cut short.
Brazil's coronavirus death toll surpassed 80,000 on Monday, according to health ministry figures, as the country hit second-hardest in the world continued struggling to control the pandemic.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Latin America has exceeded the figure for North America for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Latin America had by Monday seen at least 144,680 deaths so far, compared to 143,847 deaths in North America - comprising Canada and the United States - according to official counts.
Argentina exceeded 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus infections on Sunday as it struggles to contain spiraling case rates despite an almost four-month strict quarantine imposed on the capital Buenos Aires and its surroundings. The health ministry said 2,657 new cases confirmed overnight took the total to 100,166.