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May 21, 2020

Epidemiologist update: Latin America posts new highs for daily cases

By City Monitor Staff

An update from GlobalData Senior Epidemiologist Bishal Bhandari:

Globally, the total confirmed cases of Covid-19 have reached over 4,900,000, with over 323,000 deaths and 1,690,000 recoveries.

Brazil accounts for most of the daily confirmed cases in Latin America. However, Peru, Mexico, and Chile are countries to watch as they each experience a record number of daily cases. Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and Chile have each set a record highs of new daily cases. In Europe and North America, the daily confirmed cases continue to decrease in a majority of the countries.

It has been accepted that children are not the group most at risk from Covid-19. However, as schools have started to reopen in Europe, it remains unclear whether they can transmit the infection even if they are asymptomatic.

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