Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 10:08 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: This week, countries of the Americas reported 3.3 million new cases and more than 34,000 COVID-19 related deaths.
In North America, the United States recorded the highest number of deaths in the subregion – 17,000.
Countries in Central America and in the Caribbean reported a surge in COVID-19 deaths, as well as an increase in hospitalizations, reaching 19 percent in some countries and territories of the Eastern Caribbean.
In South America, deaths in Brazil reached the highest numbers ever, setting a record for this wave.