August 7, 2020

Coronavirus deaths in Latin America hit global high

Montevideo (AFP) – Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region hardest-hit by coronavirus deaths, as India passed the sombre step of recording over two million infections.The world’s worst-hit region had reported 213,120 fatalities, 460 more than Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official data registered at 1700 GMT.Worldwide there have been more than 19 million cases and over 715,000 deaths from the virus first reported in China at the end of last year.The virus has flared up again in areas where it appeared to have been curbed, but it has steadily…


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