The novel coronavirus was first detected in mid-December 2019. Since then, the world has seen over 121,000 Covid-19 infections—and 4,300-plus deaths—spread across 114 countries. On March 11, the World Health Organization finally decided to declare the virus’ spread a pandemic.
“We have called every day for countries to take urgent and aggressive action. We have rung the alarm bell loud and clear,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday.
When compared to Asia, Europe, or North America, countries in Latin America have only been marginally affected by the outbreak at the time of publication. Brazil, the country in which most of the region’s infections have been confirmed, currently has 52 cases, with no deaths.
We at The Brazilian Report are mapping the spread of the virus in the country and around Latin America.