China reports record cases in three months; Latin America is the hardest hit region by the pandemic
China registered the largest daily increase in Covid-19 infections in three months on Monday, while the largest number of cases is concentrated in Latin America and the Caribbean, in a context of growing fear of a second wave of the pandemic that has left over 646,000 deaths in the world.
Latin America and the Caribbean became the region with the highest number of infections since Sunday, adding 4.34 million and surpassing North America (4.23 million).
This Monday Australia registered, a new record of contaminations to the new coronavirus since the pandemic began.
China, where the epidemic appeared in late 2019, reported on Monday 61 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the largest daily increase in infections since mid-April, after outbreaks of infection appeared in three provinces.
In Hong Kong, a new wave of contamination led authorities to decree the mandatory use of a mask in public on Monday.
The United States, the country most affected in the world by Covid-19, now has more than 146,000 deaths and 4.23 million cases, after adding 516 deaths and 55,187 contaminations in 24 hours.
Globally, the disease affected 16.2 million people and caused more than 646,000 deaths, according to a compilation of official data that experts consider below reality.