The Pan American Health Organization says the region is struggling to reduce the spread of the covod-19 as more than One Thousand cases are being recorded daily in several countries.

During a media briefing yesterday PAHO Director Dr. Carissa Etienne says this is alarming as it indicates that governments are struggling to enforce safety measures.

Dr. Etienne explained that about 40 percent of the covid-19 related deaths last week are from the Americas.

The PAHO Director is calling on governments not to relax measures at this time because hospitals across several countries are filled to capacity.

Dr. Carissa Etienne, PAHO Director