Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - 22 July 2021

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As of 21 July 2021, 191,281,182 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported globally, including 4,112,538 deaths, for which the Region of the Americas contributed 39% of cases and 48% of deaths.

In June 2021, the South America subregion continued to contribute the largest number of cases and deaths within the Region, accounting for 4,076,310 cases and 108,331 deaths. This represents 84% and 81% of the cases and deaths reported, respectively, in the Region of the Americas during this month.

As of 21 July 2021, Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States of America have detected all four variants of concern (VOC).

Among indigenous populations in 18 countries of the Americas, 617,326 cases were reported, including 14,646 deaths.

A total of 24 countries and territories have reported 6,681 cumulative confirmed cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C) temporally related to COVID-19, including 135 deaths.

Regarding health workers, 37 countries and territories have reported 1,763,315 cases, including 10,278 deaths.