The US, Canada and Mexico are seeing a drop in coronavirus cases while nearly every state in Brazil is seeing an increase in cases over the last week, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
As of this week, the Americas overall have reported "nearly 52 million cases of coronavirus and 1.2 million deaths from Covid-19, with more than a million of these cases reported in the last week," PAHO Director Carissa Etienne said in a briefing Wednesday.
Brazil reported its deadliest day since the pandemic began, with 1,910 Covid-related deaths reported in 24 hours. It also had the second-highest rate of infections.
In the Caribbean, most larger islands are seeing a drop in cases, but in Cuba cases are rising.
In Central America cases are generally down but parts of Guatemala and Panama's indigenous province of Guna Yala are reporting an increase.
In South America, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile are reporting increases but Peru and Bolivia, which have been hit especially hard by the pandemic, are finally seeing lower cases.