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Latin American countries report new COVID-19 cases, fatalities

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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 06: Thousands of weathervanes are gathered in a square in central Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 06, 2021. The event honors the approximately 38,000 people who died from COVID-19 in Sao Paulo. Religious and family members of the victims participated in the tribute. ( Paulo Lopes - Anadolu Agency )
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Feb 01, 2022 - 12:27 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AA) – Countries across Latin America reported new cases of COVID-19 infections, as well as fatalities, according to official data released on Tuesday.


At least 284 people in Brazil lost their lives in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths by coronavirus to 627,138, the country’s Health Ministry data showed.

During the same time period, 77,947 more people tested positive, taking the total number of cases to 25.42 million.

Over 22.1 million recoveries have been reported so far.


Mexico’s COVID-19 case tally surged by 12,521, while fatalities increased by 198 in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.

Over 4.94 million cases, 308,091 fatalities, and some 4.7 million recoveries have been recorded in the country of 126 million people.


Colombia’s Health Ministry reported 221 more virus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 134,300.

The total number of cases surpassed 5.87 million, with 15,284 new infections, while the number of recoveries rose to over 5.66 million.


With 43,472 new infections, Argentina’s caseload increased to over 8.37 million, according to Health Ministry data.

The nationwide death toll has risen to 121,273 after 285 patients died in the past day.

More than 7.7 million recoveries have so far been reported.


Peru reported 147 fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 205,834, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of coronavirus cases in the country rose by 6,043 to reach over 3.23 million. More than 3.21 million people have been recovered from the virus.


Over the past day, Chile reported 37 deaths related to COVID-19, pushing the death toll to 39,721, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

The number of infections increased by 26,244 as well, bringing the total caseload to more than 2.16 million. So far, more than 2.31 million people have recovered.


According to Bolivia’s Health Ministry data, 32 more patients died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the death toll to 20,951.

The country reported 3,425 new cases, raising the total number of infections to 855,705, while recoveries reached 695,755.


According to the Health Ministry of Paraguay, 61 more patients died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 17,321.

The country reported 6,853 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 583,662, with 498,886 people so far having recovered from the virus.


* Writing by Gozde Bayar

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