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Global Coronavirus Deaths Approach 1 Million; Latin America Has Half of Most Infected Nations

HeadlineSep 28, 2020

The global COVID-19 death toll is nearing 1 million, with over 33 million reported cases. Latin America continues to suffer the ravages of the virus, with five out of the top 10 most infected countries. Mexico has the fourth-highest death toll in the world, topping 76,000, and Brazil has recorded over 141,000 deaths, second only to the U.S.

Manaus, the largest city in Brazil’s Amazon, reported a fresh surge in cases, days after scientists speculated a recent decline in cases might be attributable to reaching a certain level of “herd immunity.”

In Israel, thousands of protesters took to the streets for a 14th straight week to demand Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resign, despite government attempts to quell demonstrations through strict new lockdown measures as it battles one of the world’s worst outbreaks.

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