North America seeing drop in COVID-19 infections, Brazil surge worrying, says PAHO

FILE PHOTO: People use escalators after disembarking from a train at Luz station during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

BRASILIA (Reuters) – New COVID-19 cases continue to decline in North America, but in Latin America infections are still rising, particularly in Brazil where a resurgence has caused record daily deaths, the the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Wednesday.

“We are concerned about the situation in Brazil. It provides a sober reminder of the threat of resurgence,” PAHO director Carissa Etienne said in a briefing. She said cases are on the rise in nearly every Brazilian state.

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