Here’s the updated chart:
Paraguay and Uruguay are fudging their numbers. Uruguay has 19 dead but won’t say how many confirmed cases there are, only saying there are “40 outbreaks”, many in schools. President Tabaré Vasquez last night appealed for calm. Paraguay with 8 dead says there are only 164 confirmed cases but also 1,728 suspected cases. As so often, the truth lies somewhere in between.
I made a mistake in the last update and said that every single South American state now has a fatality. Reader ‘S’ pointed out to me that Venezuela has missed the bullet so far. Let it stay that way. So anyhow, as countries down this way are beginning to count fatalities more accurately than infection cases here’s a new chart: