Worldwide, there are now over 9.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, with over 470,000 deaths. Latin America remains a major hot spot for the disease. Chile says it is in a “critical situation” and the country could see as many as 70,000 deaths if it doesn’t quickly start reducing transmissions. Cases also continue to surge in Mexico, Brazil and other countries in the region. Indigenous groups remain particularly vulnerable.
In South Korea, health authorities said Monday they are in the “second wave” of the coronavirus outbreak and that it is expected to continue for months. This is the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon.
Mayor Park Won-soon: “If Seoul is infiltrated by the virus, the entire Republic of Korea will be infiltrated. If the metropolitan areas are infiltrated, all the efforts made so far will have gone to waste.”