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Coronavirus: Brazil passes 10 million cases with new strain spreading rapidly

Brazil became the third country in the world to breach 10 million coronavirus cases, with infections picking up speed in recent weeks as a new variant spreads amid a shortage of vaccines.Latin America’s largest nation reported 51,879 new cases Thursday, pushing the total confirmed to 10,030,626, according to Health Ministry data. It’s a toll that lags only the US and India. Deaths rose by 1,367 to 243,457, the second-highest globally.“Brazil’s situation is really bad, with contagion at high…

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