Coronavirus deaths go over 50,000 in Latin America

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Rio: Latin America has hit a grim milestone as coronavirus deaths topped 50,000 and cases neared one million. Coronavirus deaths in Latin America on Saturday totalled 50,105 and cases stood at 976,425, with Brazil counting for over half of deaths and infections, according to the tally.

Brazil has registered a record 33,274 new cases of the coronavirus, its health ministry said, raising the total to 498,440 in a country with one of the world’s worst outbreaks. The country’s death toll has increased to 28,834, with 956 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the ministry added.

More than 6.04 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 368,000 people have died, including more than 103,000 in the US, while at least 2.4 million have recovered.

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