Coronavirus deaths and mortality in Latin America are growing faster than anywhere else in the world.
Mexico: Earth reported 2,999 coronavirus cases on Monday, for a total of 120,102, the health ministry said. The death toll rose to 14,053, up 354 from Sunday.
Peru: The health ministry recorded 3,181 new cases on Monday, for a total of 199,696. Peru also recorded 106 new deaths, bringing the number of deaths to 5,571.
Brazil: The health ministry reported 15,654 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, bringing the country to a total of 707,412. Brazil also confirmed 679 new Covid-19 deaths on Monday, bringing the country’s total death toll to 37,134. Brazil recorded the second largest number of cases in the world, behind the United States.
The largest spike in the world’s cases: Sunday marked the highest number of Covid-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization in a single day so far during the coronavirus pandemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a briefing Monday in Geneva.
“More than 136,000 cases were reported yesterday – the most in one day so far,” Tedros said. “Nearly 75% of yesterday’s cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.”