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Belize reports highest rates of new COVID-19 infections in Central America, says PAHO

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Posted: Thursday, January 27, 2022. 11:10 am CST.

Photo Credit: MOHW

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: As the world reports the highest number of weekly cases since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – more than 8 million, Belize reported the highest rates of new infections in Central America, according to the most recent PAHO update.

Belize has reported that the positivity rate of new cases is above 23% of the number of people tested and daily we’re having more than 1,000 cases though it dipped on Wednesday to 796. In comparison, next-door neighbour Guatemala reported that on Tuesday, January 26, it had 3,655 new cases, the highest number of positive cases this year. That may sound like a lot, but Guatemala has a population of 18,249,868. That’s 45 times Belize’s population.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said that while Belize reported the highest rates, infections in Honduras and Costa Rica are also increasing at a rapid pace.

Haiti and Martinique are reporting increased numbers in the Caribbean.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are also spiraling in South America where countries like Argentina and Brazil have reported spikes. The number of infections is also rising fast in Paraguay, the Guianas, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.

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