As the number of coronavirus cases reaches 10 million worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) is issuing a grim statement of what is yet to come for countries in the Americas.
According to the WHO, countries in the America such as South, Central, and North America have not reached the peak of infection rates. On Tuesday, new coronavirus cases increased by 133,326 globally, with a third of those cases originating from countries including Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, as well as the United States, which accounted for 58,583 new cases in a single day alone.
To date, the United States in the world’s worst-hit coronavirus hotspot, and accounts for over 2.3 million cases and 121,279 deaths to date. Despite many US states continuing with the easing of restrictions, coupled with protests across the country, the seven day daily average of coronavirus cases has increased by 32% compared to the week prior.
Public health specialists are anticipating a substantial coronavirus resurgence in the autumn, as people will not only become ill with COVID-19, but the seasonal flu as well. According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, there could be upwards of 200,000 deaths in the US stemming from the coronavirus by October alone.
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