The latest figures from Latin America show that the rate of infection and death by coronavirus continues to rise and is reaching new peaks.
Figures averaged over the past week by CNN and also WHO statistics suggest that Brazil, Mexico and Colombia are at their highest infection rates, or reaching that point.
Brazil It had its highest weekly death rate on July 8, with an average of 1,047 deaths in the previous seven days. That country has recorded a daily average of about 37,000 new cases since the last week of June, with small variations, suggesting that it has not yet exceeded the peak of infection, CNN reported.
In Mexico, the daily average of new infections in the week from July 1 to 8 was 6,176, the highest so far. Deaths in Mexico from the coronavirus have decreased from a daily average of 759 in the week to June 25 to 612 on July 8, but in recent days that daily average has begun to increase again.
In Colombia the numbers are much lower, but the average daily increase in new infections has accelerated in recent days, from 3,557 on July 1 to 3,804 on July 8, while the mortality rate increased from 140 to 151.
Similarly, the figures for Peru show a constant daily average of deaths of around 180 since the last week of June, with new infections in approximately 3,400 during the same period, which means that, although there is no dramatic increase, there is also no marked decrease in the evolution of pandemic in that Andean nation.
On the other hand, in the Southern Cone, both Uruguay how Paraguay continue to have very low infection rates, while Chile, which saw an increase in infections last month, has shown a steady decrease in its weekly averages for deaths and new infections.