Welcome to “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps to understand what is going on in Latin America. This week, 1 million Covid-19 deaths in Latin America.
- Covid-19 deaths
Fourteen months have passed since Latin America recorded its first coronavirus death on March 7, 2020. This week, the region hit the macabre milestone of 1 million fatalities, easily making the pandemic the deadliest event in Latin American history.
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