Likewise, the organization pointed out that this situation has been replicated in some parts of Ecuador, Costa Rica and Bolivia.
“Mortality rates are also increasing in some areas of Mexico and we are seeing similar trends in areas of Ecuador, Costa Rica and Bolivia, where deaths from COVID-19 continue to rise “said Carissa Etienne, Director of PAHO.
It should be clarified that the mortality rate refers to the proportion of registered deaths per 1,000 inhabitants in a certain period of time (usually per year).
The PAHO specialist pointed out that this information is a reflection that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, continues to have strength in the area.
“This is a stark reminder that countless people in our region remain vulnerable to infection, especially large populations that have not yet been exposed, ”he said.
In addition, the border between Colombia and Venezuela, since the data of the United Nations organism indicate that the COVID-19 infections have multiplied by 10 in the last two weeks, pattern that would be beginning to register in some areas of Argentina.
He noted in an information session that the countries of Latin America are experiencing the resumption of activities at a time when the pandemic still requires control interventions, as the region recently surpassed the 500,000 thousand deaths and the 15 million cases.
AND, America is the continent with the highest number of cases, accounting for 14,903,891 of which, 86,570 were registered in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, he reported that the incidence rate of estimated active cases for each Mexican entity, it was observed that Baja California Sur and the Mexico City they have one estimated rate greater than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Likewise, Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla and Baja California as the five entities that have registered the highest number of deaths and that together they represent almost half (43.6%) of all those in the country. Mexico City alone accumulates 15.8% of all deaths nationwide.
On the other hand, PAHO pointed out that Clinical trials of the coronavirus vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford have resumed.
Jarbas Barbosa, deputy director of PAHO said that the suspension temporary was due to a standard procedure, which demonstrated seriousness in the efficacy of the vaccine. He noted that la Phase 3 of the trial is the most complex since the results of around 30,000 volunteers involved must be collected.
“This is one of the nine vaccines that are already in Phase 3 of the clinical trials, it is the last, but the most complex, because it has to involve 30,000 or more volunteers and it has to take time to have the results. The procedure of pause the trial, every time it is identified that a person who took the vaccine already has a health situation, It is the standard procedure, it is always done ”, said Barbosa.