Covid-19: How Uruguay shifted from Latin America’s exception to having the highest rate of new cases

Uruguay passed Brazil on Sunday as the Latin American nation with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases per million inhabitants, according to Our World in Data's 7-day rolling average.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We are inexorably losing our privileged position. We must restrict our mobility and physical contact to slow the spread of the virus," tweeted Julio Medina, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of the Republic (UDELAR), on November 29th of last year.

Less than four months later, the country's situation has taken a turn for the worse.

Uruguay passed Brazil on Sunday as the Latin American nation with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases per million inhabitants, according to Our World in Data's 7-day rolling average.

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