This COVID-19 in Latin America tracker follows the growth and spread of the pandemic in Latin America. The tracker will be updated regularly. 

May 6

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 304,184
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 16,373
  • COVID-19 cases in Latin America account for 8% of the global total.
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 126,611
    • Peru – 54,817
    • Ecuador – 31,881
    • Mexico – 27,634
    • Chile – 23,048

COVID-19 in Latin America

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May 4

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 270,663
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 14,355
  • COVID-19 cases in Latin America account for 7.4% of the global total.
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 108,620
    • Peru – 47,372
    • Ecuador – 31,881
    • Mexico – 24,905
    • Chile – 20,643

May 3

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 256,447
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 13,787
  • COVID-19 cases in Latin America account for 7.2% of the global total.
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 101,826
    • Peru – 45,928
    • Ecuador – 29,538
    • Mexico – 23,471
    • Chile – 19,663

April 29

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 201,422
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 10,553
  • COVID-19 cases in Latin America account for 6.3% of the global total.
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 79,685
    • Peru – 33,931
    • Ecuador – 24,675
    • Mexico – 17,799
    • Chile – 14,885

April 27

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 176,157
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 8,802
  • COVID-19 cases in Latin America account for 5.7% of the global total.
  • Sao Paulo mayor, Bruno Covas, talked about closing main streets and avenues to enforce social distancing
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 66,501
    • Peru – 28,699
    • Ecuador – 23,240
    • Mexico – 15,529
    • Chile – 13,813

April 23

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 129,835
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 6,727
  • UN Office for Latin America projected a -5.3% drop in economic activity in 2020
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 50,036
    • Peru – 20,914
    • Chile – 11,812
    • Mexico – 11,633
    • Ecuador – 8,772

April 21

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 108,256
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 5,311
  • Deputy Health Minister of Mexico announced the start of ‘Phase 3’ of COVID, where the number of cases is expected to spike
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 40,814
    • Peru – 16,325
    • Chile – 10,507
    • Ecuador – 10,128
    • Mexico – 8,772

April 19

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 102,796
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 5,016
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 4.3% of the global total
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 38,654
    • Peru – 15,628
    • Chile – 10,088
    • Ecuador – 9,468
    • Mexico – 8,261

April 16

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 84,433
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 3,930
  • Second Brazilian governor tests positive for coronavirus
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 3.9% of the global total
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 30,683
    • Peru – 12,491
    • Chile – 8,807
    • Ecuador – 8,225
    • Mexico – 6,297

April 15

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 79,262
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 3,632
  • Brazilian governor tests positive for coronavirus
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 3.8% of the global total
  • French Guiana and St. Barts remain the two territories yet to report a COVID19-related death
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 28,746
    • Peru – 11,475
    • Chile – 8,273
    • Ecuador – 7,858
    • Mexico – 5,847

April 9

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 52,245
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 2,068
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 3.3% of the global total
  • French Guiana and St. Barts are the two territories in the region that have yet to report a COVID19-related death
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 18,176
    • Chile – 5,972
    • Peru – 5,256
    • Ecuador – 4,965
    • Mexico – 3,441

April 5

  • Confirmed cases – 33,114
  • Death total – 1,182
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 2.5% of the global total
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 11,281
    • Chile – 4,471
    • Ecuador – 3,646
    • Peru – 2,281
    • Mexico – 2,143

March 31

  • Confirmed cases – 19,068
  • Death total – 520
  • Total confirmed cases in Latin America accounts for 2.2% of the global total
  • Brazil’s currency lost 20% of its value since the beginning of March
  • Currency value in Mexico dropped 1.8%
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 5,717
    • Chile – 2,738
    • Ecuador – 2,302
    • Mexico – 1,215
    • Panama – 1,181

March 29

  • Confirmed cases – 14,868
  • Death total – 353
  • Brazil announced the closure of their borders for 30 days for all air travel
  • Chile enforcing nationwide curfew and quarantine
  • Panama suspended all international and domestic commercial flights
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 4,256
    • Chile – 2,139
    • Ecuador – 1,924
    • Panama – 989
    • Dominican Republic – 859

March 26

  • Latin America COVID-19 Confirmed cases – 9,787
  • Latin America COVID-19 Death total – 170
  • Impeachment requests made in Mexico over the President’s lack of action in pandemic
  • The Central Bank of Brazil released $230 billion into the financial system
  • Venezuelan government ordered a national quarantine
  • Top 5 countries confirmed cases in Latin America
    • Brazil – 2,985
    • Ecuador – 1,403
    • Chile – 1,306
    • Peru – 580
    • Panama – 558