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COVID-19 continues to batter Latin America

Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile report new COVID-19 infections, deaths

Muhammed Emin Canik and Sinan Dogan   | 13.12.2020
COVID-19 continues to batter Latin America

BUENOS AIRES 

In Latin America, more contagions and fatalities from novel coronavirus were reported on Sunday.

Brazil

A total of 686 people lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 181,123, according to the latest update by the Brazilian Health Ministry.

The country also reported 43,900 new virus cases, with the overall count standing around 6.88 million.

Sao Paulo stands out as the region most affected by the outbreak with over 1.33 million cases and 43,971 deaths.

The country reported 5.96 million recoveries overall.


Mexico

Mexico's COVID-19 case tally surged by 12,057, with 685 fatalities added to the death toll over the past day.

It has recorded some 1.24 million cases, 113,704 deaths and 911,965 recoveries so far.


Argentina

A total of 5,274 COVID-19 cases have raised Argentina’s overall count to 1.49 million, according to the Health Ministry.

The nationwide death toll rose to 40,668 as 62 patients died over the past day. Some 1.33 million recoveries were also reported.


Colombia

Colombia registered 8,163 new cases and 197 fatalities in the last 24 hours, raising the overall count to 1.4 million, including 38,866 deaths.

Recoveries reached 1.31 million, according to the Health Ministry.


Peru

Peru registered 2,102 new cases and 65 fatalities over the past day, raising the total count to 983,045, including 36,609 deaths.

Recoveries grew to 916,335, showed Health Ministry data.


Chile

Chile reported 1,807 more infections over the last 24 hours, raising its total to 569,781.

Sixtu-four people died over the past day, raising the death toll to 15,846, while recoveries rose to 543,083, the Health Ministry said.

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