Wednesday 13 May 2020

Ecuador coronavirus death toll is 2,334

Ecuador's coronavirus death toll has reached 2,334. Ecuador has quite a problem in Latin America. There have been reports of dead bodies left at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador. This is a city that is especially hard-hit by the pandemic. Hospitals are overfilled here. They are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unavailable for burial. Quarantined people face hunger. There is political turmoil.

Data on deaths and infections is incomplete in Ecuador. The numbers are likely much higher. The government of Guayas Province, where Guayaquil is located, says 6,700 residents died in the first half of April, as compared to 1,000 in a normal year. Some analysts estimate that Ecuador’s real coronavirus death toll may be 15 times more than the official number.

Ecuador is one of the first non-wealthy countries to face such a large outbreak.

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Unfortunately, Ecuador recently had one of the worst Amazon oil spills in 15 years. Indigenous communities in Ecuador have fallen ill from the oil spill. The Indigenous tribes say that they have been refused treatment because of Covid-19.

About 120,000 people from around 150 indigenous communities living along the Coca and Napo river banks in the Amazon region have been affected by the accident.

The accident in Orellana province, near the Peruvian border, occurred on April 7 when a landslide ruptured 3 of the country's main pipelines.

Communities closest to the source of the spill have reported an outbreak of illnesses. These include splitting headaches and diarrhoea. Many people claim that local medical centres and hospitals have turned them away because they can only accept Covid-19 patients or those with acute emergencies.

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The following information is from the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University:

Total Confirmed Global Cases: 4,330,982

Total Global Deaths: 295,671

Countries with most deaths from Coronavirus Covid-19:

83,715 USA
33,263 United Kingdom
31,106 Italy
27,077 France
26,920 Spain
12,703 Brazil
08,843 Belgium
07,859 Germany
06,783 Iran
05,581 Netherlands
05,410 Canada
04,637 China
03,952 Turkey
03,926 Mexico
03,460 Sweden

Countries with most confirmed cases of Coronavirus Covid-19:

1,388,002 USA
242,271 Russia
230,985 United Kingdom
228,030 Spain
222,104 Italy
181,518 Brazil
178,184 France
174,098 Germany
143,114 Turkey
112,725 Iran

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