Global report: Brazil and Mexico record deadliest day from Covid-19
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Brazil and Mexico have both seen deaths from Covid-19 spike on their deadliest days yet as the coronavirus pandemic threatened to worsen throughout the Americas.
The health ministry in Brazil on Tuesday reported 881 fatalities from the disease in 24 hours, taking its total to 12,400 and making it the world’s sixth worst-affected country for deaths, according to figures from John Hopkins University. Brazil’s total of 177,589 confirmed cases is the seventh highest in the world.