During the month of May, the American continent has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States and Brazil are the two countries with the most infections in the world, and the numbers of infections are rising steadily.
Infections by country
As of May 29, 2020, the countries with the most cases registered are the United States (1,721,926 cases), Brazil (438,238), Peru (141,779), Canada (89,976) and Chile (86,943). However, if we look at the number of inhabitants, the countries with the most infections are the United States (with 521 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Chile (466), Peru (428), Argentina (326), and Panama (242).
The countries that have recorded the least infections to date are Saint Lucia (18), Antigua and Barbuda (25), Bahamas (101), Trinidad and Tobago (116) and Jamaica (569). Again, looking at the number of infections per 100,000 population, the countries least affected by the pandemic to date would be Venezuela (4.6), Trinidad and Tobago (8.8), St. Lucia (10.7), Paraguay (12.5) and Costa Rica (16.2).
Deaths due to Covid-19
If we consider the lethality of the disease caused by the virus, those countries that have so far registered the highest number of fatalities are the United States (101,621), Brazil (26,754), Mexico (9,044), Canada (6,982) and Peru (4,099). Taking into account the number of inhabitants in each country, the countries where the virus has shown the highest lethality are the United States (30.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Ecuador (19.39), Canada (18.66), Brazil (12.6) and Peru (12.4).
The countries that have fortunately recorded the lowest number of deaths are Saint Lucia (0 deaths), Antigua and Barbuda (3), Trinidad and Tobago (8), Jamaica (9) and Costa Rica (10). Considering the number of inhabitants in each country, the countries with the fewest deaths caused by the virus are Saint Lucia (0 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Venezuela (0.03), Paraguay (0.15), Costa Rica (0.16), Jamaica (0.29) and Guatemala (0.52).