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In Brazil, Daily COVID-19 Deaths Reach New Highs As Infections Soar05:39
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COVID-19 infections rates are soaring in Brazil and the country's death toll continues to mount. In recent days, the number of those who died from COVID-related causes in a single day exceeded 2,000 for the first time during the pandemic.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with NPR's South America correspondent Philip Reeves in Rio de Janeiro.

This segment aired on March 15, 2021.

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