As the novel coronavirus continues to spread in Latin America, the death toll in Brazil has passed 37,300 and topped 13,600 in Mexico.

In Brazil, 1,382 more fatalities over the past 24 hours raised the death toll to 37,312, according to the Health Ministry.

The total case count in the world’s second worst-hit country reached 685,427, as 12,581 more people tested positive for COVID-19.

In Mexico, 188 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 13,699.

A total of 3,484 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the tally to 117,103, the Health Ministry said.

Worldwide, the pandemic has killed more than 402,800 people, with total infections over 7.01 million, while more than 3.14 million people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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