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Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Approach 100,000 as Infections Surge in India

HeadlineAug 05, 2020

Brazil reported 45,000 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, with the official death toll rapidly approaching 100,000.

India reported 50,000 new infections for the fifth consecutive day Tuesday. India is behind only the U.S. and Brazil in coronavirus cases.

The surge came as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid a ceremonial foundation stone for a highly controversial new Hindu temple at the former site of a 16th century mosque in Uttar Pradesh state. The mosque was destroyed in 1992 by far-right Hindu nationalists, sparking rioting across India that left 2,000 people dead.

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