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Covid-19: How Uruguay shifted from Latin America’s exception to having the highest rate of new cases

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "We are inexorably losing our privileged position. We must restrict our mobility and physical contact to slow the spread of the virus," tweeted Julio Medina, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of the Republic (UDELAR), on November 29th of last year.

Less than four months later, the country's situation has taken a turn for the worse.

Uruguay passed Brazil on Sunday as the Latin American nation with the highest number of new Covid-19 cases per million inhabitants, according to Our World in Data's 7-day rolling average.

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