Washington, February 3 Calisa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said in a communiqué issued by the organization on the 3rd that three cases of Variant novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the Americas, distributed in 20 countries, which has raised concerns about the possible increase of the epidemic.
According to the communiqué, more than 1.8 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus and the number of deaths has exceeded 47,000 in the past week across the Americas, according to the communiqué.
In North America, the number of new infections in the United States and Canada has decreased, but the number of new confirmed cases and deaths in Mexico continues to increase. The number of cases in Central America, Guatemala and Honduras continues to rise.
The increase in the number of cases in most countries in the Caribbean has slowed down, but the number of new infections in Dominica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba and other places is still relatively high. The number of new infections in almost all countries in South America is on the rise.
Etienne said that in some countries and regions that have effectively controlled the epidemic, the recent rebound of the epidemic reminds that curbing the spread of the virus is not a overnight work, but requires continuous efforts to advance.
In addition, according to the data updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 2nd, the United States reported a total of 546 cases of Variant novel coronavirus infection in more than 30 states, of which 541 were infected with the Variant virus B.1.1.7 reported by the United Kingdom and 3 were infected with the Variant virus B.1.351 reported by South Africa.
Two cases were infected with the variant virus P.1 reported in Brazil.