Graphic toont doden tengevolge van het coronavirus per 100.000 mensen in Latijns-Amerika, en het regionale aandeel in wereldwijde gecallen.


Aantal coronagevallen stijgt snel in Latijns-Amerika

July 8, 2020 - Volgens de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie zijn Latijns-Amerika en de Cariben nu verantwoordelijk voor 50 procent van alle coronagevallen in Noord- en Zuid-Amerika, en het aantal infecties blijft stijgen.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the severity of the pandemic.

The 65-year-old right-wing populist who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face confirmed the results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters huddled close in front of him in the capital, Brasilia.

He said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he, like U.S. President Donald Trump, has been promoting even though it has not been proven effective against Covid-19.

Brazil, which has the second highest number of deaths in the world after the United States, accounts for more than half of Latin America’s coronavirus cases.

PUBLISHED: 08/07/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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