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Latin America and Caribbean top four million coronavirus cases

MONTEVIDEO, July 23, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – More than four million coronavirus cases have been recorded in Latin America and the Caribbean, half of them in Brazil, according to an AFP tally based on official figures.

The region is one of the hardest-hit in the world, with 4,040,925 recorded COVID-19 cases and 172,886 deaths. Brazil alone has registered 2.2 million cases, the second-highest number in the world after the United States.

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