The Americas account for 64% of the world's Covid-19 deaths, Dr. Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization, said in a briefing Tuesday.
"The Americas have approximately 13% of the world's population, but 64% of officially reported global deaths, so far," Etienne said, adding that more than 400,000 people have died from the virus in North and South America.
"This virus is unrelenting and requires the same from us. We must be vigilant and keep transmission under control," Etienne said.
Etienne said the Americas has reached nearly 11.5 million total cases, with the US and Brazil as "the biggest drivers of the case counts."