Latin America has surpassed Europe to become the region with the highest number of Covid-19 deaths worldwide, according to Reuters.
Latin America has now recorded more than 206,000 deaths, around 30% of the global total.
Brazil, the Latin American country most affected by coronavirus, recorded a total of 95,819 deaths as of Tuesday. Mexico, the second-most affected country in the region, has reported 48,869 deaths.
The spread of the pandemic has also accelerated in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru.
Last week, Latin America also became the most-affected region by number of cases – surpassing 5 million on Monday.
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