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Peru records highest daily coronavirus death toll

Christian Fernsby |
Peru recorded its highest daily death toll from the novel coronavirus Thursday with 206 new fatalities.

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Topics: PERU   

The Health Ministry said in a statement that the overall death toll stands at 6,109, while the number of cases rose by 5,965 to 214,788.

The latest deaths marked the highest number in a single day since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.

A total of 102,429 people have recovered, it added.

The first case in Peru was diagnosed on March 6, while the first death occurred on March 20.

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