Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America

(Reuters) - Global cases of the novel coronavirus reached over 8 million on Monday, as infections surge in Latin America, according to a Reuters tally. About 25% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States, though the fastest-growing outbreak is in Latin America which now accounts for 21% of all cases. Brazil's COVID-19 cases and deaths have surged to make it the No.2 hot spot in the world, behind only the United States

Reuters June 16, 2020 05:10:08 IST
Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America

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(Reuters) - Global cases of the novel coronavirus reached over 8 million on Monday, as infections surge in Latin America, according to a Reuters tally.

About 25% of those cases, or 2 million infections, are in the United States, though the fastest-growing outbreak is in Latin America which now accounts for 21% of all cases.

Brazil's COVID-19 cases and deaths have surged to make it the No.2 hot spot in the world, behind only the United States.

(Writing by Lisa Shumaker; Editing by Chris Reese)

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