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COVID-19 still devastating in the Americas, health agency says

COVID-19 still devastating in the Americas, health agency says

28/7/2021 8:00:00 PM

COVID-19 still devastating in the Americas , health agency says

COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas , with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba , Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with ...

WorldPeople wait to receive a dose of Cuba's Abdala vaccine at a vaccination center in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jul 1, 2021. (Photo: REUTERS/Manaure Quintero)29 Jul 2021 12:40AMShare this contentBookmarkBRASILIA: COVID-19 continues to inflict a devastating toll on the Americas, with Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador and Paraguay among the countries with the world's highest weekly death rates, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday (Jul 28).

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Cases have more than doubled in the United States over the past week, mainly among unvaccinated people, PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said in a briefing.AdvertisementAdvertisementCuba is seeing higher COVID-19 infection and death rates than at any other point in the pandemic there, she said, adding that more than 7,000 minors and nearly 400 pregnant women have tested positive in the last week.

Over the last week there were over 1.26 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 29,000 deaths reported in the Americas.Infection hotspots have been reported in Argentine provinces bordering Bolivia and Chile, and in Colombia's Amazon region."As COVID continues to circulate, too many places have relaxed the public health and social measures that have proven effective against this virus," Etienne said.

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