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.