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Deaths Soar in Latin America; Brazil COVID Death Toll Tops 400,000

HeadlineApr 30, 2021

The total number of confirmed COVID cases across the globe has now topped 150 million. This comes as coronavirus deaths are also soaring across Latin America, which recorded more than a third of global COVID deaths last week as it faces a major vaccine shortage. On Thursday, Argentina recorded 561 new deaths, its highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic. Colombia, Peru and Uruguay are experiencing a new surge in cases. And Brazil’s official death toll has topped 400,000 — the second highest in the world behind the United States.

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