Latin America and the Caribbean

  • COVID-19 cases hit 5.9 million in Americas, half in Latin America, Caribbean: WHO
    BRASILIA, July 8 (Reuters) - Latin America and the Caribbean now account for 50% of the COVID-19 cases in the Americas, and the number of registered cases continues to accelerate, the World Health Organization’s regional director Carissa Etienne said on Tuesday.   “This is a pandemic of staggering proportions and we have no option but to continue to put all our energy into controlling it,” she said in a virtual briefing from Washington with Pan American Hea