Brazil cases dropping but relaxing health measures could reverse gains – PAHO Director

Nearly every country in Central America is reporting a rise in infections, with Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic the worst-hit and 137 COVID-19 cases reported in shelters for people displaced by the volcanic eruptions in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is seeing a drop in Covid-19 cases including in the hard-hit Amazon region, but the relaxation of measures by some municipal governments could bring a reversal in that improvement, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa Etienne warned on Wednesday.

Etienne said cases in the South American giant, however, remained “alarmingly high” while cases in Chile, which has had “a difficult few months,” were plateauing.

Nearly every country in Central America is reporting a rise in infections, with Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic the worst-hit and 137 Covid-19 . . .

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