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Western Hemisphere COVID-19 Deaths Top 1 Million 

HeadlineJan 28, 2021

Worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases have topped 100 million, and COVID-19 deaths in the Americas have passed 1 million people.

Mexico’s wealthiest billionaire, Carlos Slim, one of the world’s richest people, has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passed 150,000 this week.

In Colombia, President Iván Duque led a funeral ceremony Wednesday for Colombian Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo, who died of COVID-19 at the age of 69.

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