January 16th local time, a total of 1,7299,828 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Brazil, Colombia, Chile and other places are facing a shortage of medical resources.
Among them, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Brazil reached 845559.
The number of deaths in many parts of the Brazilian state of Amazon has risen sharply due to the overload of the medical system and the serious lack of oxygen equipment.
On the 16th, Argentina found the first case of a mutant coronavirus infection previously reported by the United Kingdom.
The patient entered the country last month.
In cities such as Iquique and Arica in northern Chile, the number of patients has reached saturation due to the recent sharp increase in the number of patients.
Chile’s Ministry of Health hopes that the medical system can postpone some non-emergency surgery according to the specific situation to fully respond to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Ecuador’s National Emergency Action Committee recently announced that it would suspend all plans to resume classes and determine whether the conditions for resumption of classes are met on February 9.