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More than one million workers infected with Covid in America

More than one million workers infected with Covid in America

Washington, Jan 29 (Prensa Latina) More than one million health workers were infected with Covid-19 in the Americas and more than 4,000 died from complications associated with the disease, PAHO said on Monday.
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The Pan American Health Organization reported on its Twitter account that two out of every three of these confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, are women.

Until Monday, a total of 126,890,643 people have been diagnosed with the disease worldwide and 2,778,619 have died; while in the Americas region, which continues to be the most affected by the pandemic, 55,447,785 people have been infected and 1,337,130 have died.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2021 as the International Year of Health Workers, to recognize their work in dealing with this complex global epidemiological situation.

For this reason, the WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that all countries must increase the resources of these professionals and their training to control outbreaks and put an end to deaths.

A report published at the end of 2020 highlighted that Covid-19 exposed health workers and their families to unprecedented levels of risk.


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