COVID-19 is withdrawing in America, says the regional health agency
COVID-19 is withdrawing in America, says the regional health agency

COVID-19 is withdrawing in America, says the regional health agency

People waiting to receive an AstraZeneca coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine during a homeless vaccination campaign in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 27, 2021. REUTERS / Ricardo Moraes / File Photo

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BRAZIL, March 16 (Reuters) – COVID-19 infections and deaths are declining in most of America, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) said Wednesday, with the exception of the Caribbean and Atlantic islands, where cases rose by 56.6 % in the last week.

In Central America, COVID-19 deaths fell by 28%, it said.

However, the regional health agency warned that the transmission is not yet under control and cases are rising again in other parts of the world, such as the western Pacific and Africa, while 21 countries and territories in America have not yet vaccinated half of their population.

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Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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