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Latin America passes 250,000 death toll from COVID-19

SAO PAULO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Latin America passed 250,000 on Thursday, as the virus continues to devastate the region.

The grim milestone was passed as Brazil reported 1,204 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the country’s health ministry. (Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer Editing by Chris Reese)

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