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Latin American Nations Suffer “Worst Moment” of Coronavirus Pandemic

HeadlineApr 22, 2021

In Latin America, Uruguay and Colombia are reporting record deaths this week, Brazil is averaging over 3,000 deaths a day, and Argentina just passed 60,000 deaths in a year. Argentina’s health minister called this week the “worst moment” of the pandemic.

In Turkey, Health Ministry data suggests about 1% of the working-age population — or more than a half-million people — currently has an active COVID-19 infection. Turkish officials have so far delivered about 20 million vaccine doses nationwide for a population of over 80 million people.

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