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Latin American countries report new COVID-19 cases, fatalities

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 20: Red roses 'planted' during an event to pay homage to the over 500,000 registered Covid-19 victims and protest against the government's response to the pandemic organized by ONG Rio de Paz at Copacabana Beach on June 20, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil surpasses 500,000 deaths from coronaviruses, registered the sad mark of half a million deaths since the beginning of the health crisis. ( Fabio Teixeira - Anadolu Agency )
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Jan 20, 2022 - 10:50 AM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AA) – Countries across Latin America have reported new COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to official data announced late Wednesday.

Brazil

At least 338 people in Brazil lost their lives over the last 24 hours, raising the virus-related death toll to 621,855, the country’s Health Ministry data showed.

With 204,854 more people testing positive, the total number of cases topped 23.4 million.

The country has reported over 21.8 million recoveries so far.

Mexico

According to the Health Ministry, Mexico’s COVID-19 case tally surged by 60,552, while fatalities increased by 323 over the past day.

The country of some 126 million people has so far recorded more than 4.49 million cases, 302,112 deaths, and over 3.55 million recoveries.

Colombia

Colombia’s Health Ministry reported 169 more fatalities from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the country’s death toll to 131,437.

The total number of cases surpassed 5.62 million, including 27,603 new infections, while the number of recoveries stood at over 5.32 million.

Argentina

Some 128,321 new infections raised Argentina’s case tally to over 7.44 million, according to the Health Ministry data.

The nationwide death toll rose to 118,628 as 208 patients died over the past day.

More than 6.38 million recoveries have so far been reported.

Peru

Peru reported 42 fatalities over the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 203,750, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

The number of coronavirus cases in the country rose by 22,879 to reach over 2.72 million. More than 2.7 million people have recovered from the virus.

Chile

Over the past day, Chile reported four deaths related to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 39,431, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

The number of infections rose by 9,509, raising the total number of cases to more than 1.9 million. More than 1.79 million people have recovered so far.

Paraguay

According to data from Paraguay’s Health Ministry, 21 more patients died from COVID-19 over the last day, pushing the death toll to 16,887.

The country reported 6,760 new cases, raising the total number of infections to 516,555, while recoveries reached 455,476.

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