The numbers: More than 5.1 million cases of Covid-19 have been reported worldwide , including nearly 333,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Latin America spikes: The region reported more new cases than the US or Europe for three days in a row, driven by high numbers in Brazil, Peru and Mexico.
In the US: The CDC estimates 35% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic and 0.4% of cases will die. More than 94,000 people have died in the nation.
Mexico records highest daily spike in cases
Workers carry the plastic-wrapped coffin of a patient who died from Covid-19 into the crematorium at San Cristobal Mausoleums in Ecatepec, Mexico State, on Thursday. Rebecca Blackwell/AP Mexico reported nearly 3,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday evening — the country’s biggest one-day jump in infections since the pandemic began.
The 2,973 new cases raise the national total to 59,567 — the third-highest in Latin America behind Brazil and Peru.
Mexico also reported an additional 420 fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 6,510 .Mexicans will need to observe social distancing guidelines and stay home until at least May 31, when some parts of the economy will slowly reopen, said Deputy Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell, the epidemiologist leading the government’s Covid-19 response.He specifically pointed to the state of Tabasco on Thursday, which recently experienced a surge in cases after some social distancing guidelines were relaxed in early May. CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic A sign on the outside of the CDC Emergency Operations Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on Thursday, February 13. Will Lanzoni/CNN The US Centers for Disease Control and […]