The united states is already the global center of the pandemic Covid-19. The virus thrives with the country, which exceeded the number of hiv infections in China this Thursday, with more than 100,000. The World Health Organization already announced this possibility earlier in the week, which is now concrete. The president, Donald Trump, has been shown through erratic from the beginning of the crisis, arguing that the country can not be closed, taking away the importance of the illness and its consequences, and, finally, ask for the accession of the people and the opposition. “I am a president in time of war. This is a war with an invisible enemy,” he said.
In the rest of the continent, Canada and Brazil concentrate the majority of cases of Covid-19, followed by Ecuador and Chile. In these four countries the growth of the infection is accelerated, especially the case for Brazil and Ecuador, which are already 92 and 34 dead.
In Mexico and Argentina, the curve of the infection starts to lean in, seeking the vertical. Mexico has announced this Friday 132 new infections, reaching 717. This increase is the highest since the start of the crisis. On Thursday, Argentina announced 87 new cases, reaching 589. The Government of Alberto Fernández decreed the closure of all of borders until the 31st of march, and that period could be extended.
In Colombia, the Government acknowledged an error in the detection of new cases from Wednesday to Thursday. It seems that the speed of diagnosis will be slower than expected.
At the global level, more than half a million people have been infected of the Covid-19 all over the world. We have registered more than 23,000 deaths and the recovery of over 122 000 patients. Then, the most relevant news items on the pandemic in America. If you can not see the live narration, click here.