Countries in Central and South America are the most intense COVID-19 transmission zones, driven by complex factors such as crowded urban settings, and concerns are rising about the pandemic’s impact on the treatment of noncommunicable diseases, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said today. The global total today climbed to 6,229,408 cases, and at least 373,973 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.

 

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 1st Class Kevin H. Tierney. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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