RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of confirmed coronavirus deaths in Latin America passed 300,000 on Wednesday, September 9th, according to several independent tallies, with the virus showing no signs of abating in the world's worst-hit region.
Latin America passed the latest grim milestone after Brazil, which has the highest death toll in the region, reported an additional 1,075 deaths to bring its coronavirus tally to 128,539 fatalities.
Countries across Latin America, which has recorded close to 8 million COVID-19 cases, are also battling to mitigate a deep economic recession due to containment measures . . .