From the Document: "The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is having widespread economic, social, and political effects on Latin America and the Caribbean. As of March 9, 2021, the region had over 22 million confirmed cases (18.9% of cases worldwide) and almost 704,000 deaths (26.9% of deaths worldwide). Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru had the highest numbers of deaths in the region, and Brazil and Mexico had highest death tolls worldwide after the United States. The regional rankings change when examining deaths per 100,000--using this measurement, Mexico had the highest rate in the region, followed by Peru, Panama, Brazil, and Colombia. [...] A University of Washington COVID-19 projection model (updated Mach 6, 2021) forecast deaths in the region could reach over 885,000 by July 1, 2021."
CRS In Focus, IF11581
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