The largest number of deceased Latinos are in the cities of New York and Los Angeles.
This Friday, the Ecuadorian ambassador to the United States, Ivone Baki, has reported that 87 Ecuadorian compatriots have died in that country because of COVID-19. According to the Ecuadorian ambassador, there could be many more, since not all families report the deaths to the diplomatic body.
Ambassador Baki talks about the impact it has left on families and the community
«87 Ecuadorians have died, but these figures only show the records of the relatives who have given the embassy.»
According to the Ecuadorian embassy, based on the records of consular actions, 1,450,000 Ecuadorians reside in the United States, between regular and irregular, and they are precisely the most affected by the lack of health insurance and employment.
Marco Serrano, died at 70 years of COVID-19, after spending two and a half months in intensive care in Chicago, there the bodies do not have to be cremated, and wakes with 20 people are allowed.
Serrano migrated to the United States 50 years ago and worked as a mechanic. His relatives find no consolation for his departure.
Like them, compatriots suffer the death of relatives by COVID-19 in the United States, the country with the highest number of infections in the world.
Many Ecuadorians with regular status have been able to live in the midst of this pandemic, thanks to the money provided by the United States government. (C.D.A.)