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Peru passes 100,000 COVID-19 cases, 3,000 dead

LIMA: Peru has become the second Latin American country after Brazil to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases, according to health ministry figures out on Wednesday.
The number of dead from COVID-19 has also passed 3,000, with only Brazil and Mexico having suffered more. Both cases and deaths have tripled since April 30.
The dire statistics come even though Peru has been in lockdown for nine weeks, paralyzing the economy. The vast majority of cases are in Lima and its port Callao, where one third of the country’s 32 million people live. (AFP)