Latin America is a worldwide region badly affected from COVID-19 Pandemic. 21% of the total cases and almost 31% of the total deaths happened in Latin America.
|Area||Total Cases||Cases %||Total Deaths||Deaths %||Mortality %||Cases per 1M||Deaths per 1M|
|Latin America and the Caribbean||13.069.332||20,8%||447.886||30,7%||3,4%||20.198||692|
|Middle East and North Africa||4.524.000||7,2%||110.604||7,6%||2,4%||8.425||206|
Nine Latin American countries are among the Top 20 in Deaths Per Million Population
|Top 20 countries||Death per 1M|
|United States of America||811|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||794|
The table below presents the data concerning the first COVID-19 case for every country in Latin America, the date each country reached 100 diagnosed cases, the date the lockdown policies were imposed, and the days elapsed from 100 cases to lockdown.
As the pandemic arrived later in Latin America in comparison with other regions of the world and lockdown measures were imposed promptly in most countries, they did not experience an aggressive first wave at the beginning. Actually, up to the middle of May 2020, the Latin American countries suffered mildly from COVID-19.
|Country||Date of 1st Case||Date of 100th Case||Date of Lockdown||Date to Lockdown from 100th Case|
|Dominican Republic||2/3/2020||22/3/2020||No Lockdown|
|Puerto Rico||28/3/2020||29/3/2020||No Lockdown|
This situation is best demonstrated in the graphs that follow, presenting Cases per 1M Pop and Deaths per 1M Pop for the major Latin American countries.
Cases per 1M - MA 7 Days
Deaths per 1M - MA 7 Days
From June 2020, when for that region of the world winter starts, we can see a gradual increase of cases and deaths with some countries doing a lot worse than others.
Mobility per Month by Country
The above mobility graph demonstrates the reduction of population mobility up to the middle of May 2020, a result of the early imposed lockdown policies, while after that, mobility systematically increases. A factor that definitely explains the increase in cases and deaths from June onwards.
Total Cases per 1M vs Total Deaths per 1M (Feb-Nov)
The previous scatterplot correlating Cases per 1M with Deaths per 1M by country, groups the Latin American countries in interesting clusters.
- Countries that are hit strongly (high number of cases and deaths), like Peru Argentina Brazil etc.
- Countries that are hit mildly or not at all (low number of cases and deaths), like Guatemala, Uruguay, Paraguay and Cuba
- Countries with exceptionally high number of deaths with respect to their number of diagnosed cases (Mexico, Bolivia etc.)
- Countries with exceptionally low number of deaths with respect to their number of diagnosed cases (Costa Rica, Puerto Rico)
Another indicator demonstrating the severity of COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America is the above histogram where we can see that the mortality due to COVID-19 (Excess Mortality) is much higher than the global figure (calculated as an average of the European and North American countries).