Central America suffers a serious rebound in Covid-19
Washington, Aug 14 (Prensa Latina) Central America suffers a serious rebound in the Covid-19 pandemic, after five months of confinement and de-escalation attempts, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
PAHO updated that the region reports at least 236,000 Covid-19 cases and 6,478 deaths in Panama, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.
According to official figures, it is an upward trend during the last two months, with a daily rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths from the lethal disease since March, 2020 when the first afflicted were registered in almost all nations of the region.
The PAHO's representative in Panama Dr. Gerardo Alfaro assured that Central America is in the phase of community transmission, although no country has reached the peak, the decrease or control of Covid-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Alfaro highlighted that the Americas currently contribute more than half of the global active cases and deaths from Covid-19, with very dynamic figures and with characteristics of the reality of each nation.
The expert detailed that the fatality rate ranges from 1.04 percent in Costa Rica, one of the lowest on the continent, to 3.8 percent in Guatemala, the country with the the highest death toll in Central America, 2,267 deaths, and 59,089 Covid-19 cases.
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