COVID-19 ravages Bolivia with 1,656 deaths in past 24 hours

At least 1,656 people died from COVID-19 in Bolivia in the past 24 hours, the highest daily death toll in the country so far.

There were also 835 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, according to the latest data from John’s Hopkins University virus tracker.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Bolivia 180 days ago on March 10, 2020, at least 7,097 people have died from over 122,000 infections, the latest data show.

Globally, at least 898,000 people have died from coronavirus in 188 countries and territories and over 27 million have contracted the deadly bug.

The United States, India, Brazil and Russia continue to lead the world in the number of cases and casualties.

The United States has the worst death toll in the world with close to 190,000 casualties and 6.3 million cases while Brazil follows close behind with more than 127,000 deaths and 4.1 million cases. India has the second number of cases in the world with 4.3 million infections and around 74,000 deaths. Russia has over one million cases and 18,000 deaths.

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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