Covid-19 cases in Brazil surpass Italy as virus surges in Latin America

Posted by on May 17, 2020 8:48 am
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Mexico and Peru struggle to contain outbreaks while deaths in Spain fall to two-month low

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil have surpassed the total in Italy and are surging in Mexico and Peru as Latin America struggles to contain its fast-growing coronavirus outbreak.

Spain announced that 87 people had died there in the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, the first time the figure fell below 100 in more than two months and a sign the virus is being contained in western Europe even as it continues to spread aggressively in Russia, India and parts of Africa.

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