Nearly 60% of coronavirus tests in Argentina return positive — the world’s highest rate

Argentina has the world’s highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, according to Oxford-linked tracker Our World In Data, with nearly six out of 10 yielding an infection, a reflection of low testing levels and loose enforcement of lockdown rules.

Several countries south of Canada have had some of the worst infection and death rates in the world.

While ARgentina avoided the first wave of the pandemic, it hit 809,728 confirmed cases on Monday, with a seven-day rolling average of around 12,500 new daily infections. Argentina passed 20,000 fatalities last week.