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    Brazil recorded more than 2,000 COVID-related deaths for the first time on Wednesday. The health ministry reported that some 2,286 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total death toll to 270,656 since the pandemic began.

    South America’s largest country has recorded 11.2 million infections — only the US and India have recorded more.

    The health system in many cities has collapsed as the country has been ravaged by a particularly contagious variant. President Jair Bolsonaro has continued to play down the pandemic and to reject implementing restrictions.

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