The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Covid-19 deaths fell 17% in the Americas last week, but more populous countries such as the United States, Brazil and Colombia are seeing stabilization in new infections after weeks of declining trends. This Wednesday.
The Pan American Health Organization said Mexico is reporting an increasing trend of new deaths, and in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago has seen a sharp rise in deaths as intensive care beds become crowded with Covid-19 patients.
In an important step, half of the population of Latin America and the Caribbean has already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, although coverage remains below 10% in Nicaragua and Haiti, said Pan American Health Organization Director Carissa Etienne.
“The Covid-19 pandemic is still very active in our region,” she warned in an online press conference.
The report said countries in Central and South America had seen a decline in new infections, with the exception of Bolivia.
The health agency said that as Uruguay and Chile eased pandemic restrictions, cases of Covid-19 have increased, even with high vaccination coverage.
Etienne urged people in the area to get vaccinated, stay social distancing and wear masks as the holiday season approaches.
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