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Latin America’s new crown epidemic intensifies Brazil’s confirmed cases increase to more than 360,000

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro speaks to supporters while departing his official residence, Alvorada palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

The new coronavirus epidemic is getting worse in South America. In Brazil, which has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the world, more than 15,800 people have been diagnosed in the past day, and the cumulative number of cases has increased to 363,000, with more than 22,000 deaths. The local epidemic has not peaked, but the medical systems in some cities, including São Paulo, are close to being overloaded. When President Bolsonaro attended a supporter rally in the capital Brasilia on Sunday, he wore a mask when he arrived, but he quickly removed it. He shook hands with the supporters and hugged a boy.

A total of 69,102 cases were diagnosed in Chile and 718 people were infected with the disease. Chilean President Pinella said that the number of local diagnoses in a single day has increased rapidly, the demand for medical services, intensive care units and ventilators has increased greatly, and the domestic health care system has been “very close to the limit.

A total of 12,076 cases were diagnosed in Argentina, and 452 people were infected with the disease. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in the capital of Buenos Aires continues to increase, and the authorities will extend the validity of the mandatory closure order to 7th of next month. Hit by the epidemic, Venezuela is facing a shortage of refined oil domestically.

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