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At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in south-east Baghdad that had been equipped to house Covid-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said.

The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi capital occurred after an accident caused an oxygen tank to explode, the sources said.

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Costa Rica on Saturday registered 1,830 new Covid-19 infections, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, health authorities said.
There have been 238,760 cases and 3,143 deaths from Covid-19 in the Central American country of five million people, Reuters reports.

“We are living through the darkest health moment of Costa Rica in modern times,” health minister Daniel Salas said in a televised address to the nation.

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