Latin American countries have reported more than 270,000 cases and more than 14,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19.

According to the Pan American Health Organization, the region is experiencing what Europe did six weeks ago.

Though a majority of those falling ill are in hotspot countries such as Brazil and Peru, other states are expecting a dramatic increase in cases in the coming weeks.

Al Jazeera's Manuel Rapalo reports.

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