The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) today called on states to continue efforts to combat the global pandemic COVID-19, which has infected more than 7 million people and has not yet reached its peak in Central America.
"More than six months after the pandemic began, it is not yet time for any country to relax," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told an online conference.
According to Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 7,062,464 people became infected and 403,921 have died to date.
WHO Director of Emergency Situations Mike Ryan said the number of people infected in Central America continues to rise.
"I think this is a time of great concern," he said, urging governments in the region to act vigorously with international assistance.
WHO epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove told reporters that a "comprehensive approach" was needed in South America.
"Now we need to focus on preventing the second wave of coronavirus. "This is very far away," said Van Kerkhove.
The US leads with the largest number of infected in the world -1,950,023 and 110,689 deaths.
In second place in terms of deaths is the United Kingdom with 40,680 victims and 288,827 infected.
In second place in the number of infected is now Brazil with 691,758 confirmed and 36,455 deaths. In third place in terms of the number of infected is Russia with 476,043 and 5,963 deaths.