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Peru revises COVID-19 death toll, making it the world’s worst per capita

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Senior citizens wait to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Lima, Peru, on March 23 [Sebastian Castaneda/Reuters]

Peru has announced a sharp increase in its COVID-19 death toll.

The increase has now officially made the nation the highest death rate per capita in the world.

An announcement from the presidential palace in the South American nation stated that the country has had more than 180,000 people had die since the start of the pandemic.

Those new statistics are up from previous data indicating that 69,342 Peruvians had died due to the coronavirus.

The South American nation has reported 180,000 had died since the start of the pandemic, which is up from previous data of around 69,000 deaths.

Senior citizens wait to receive a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Lima, Peru March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

The nation’s health minister says that a significant number of deaths “were not classified as caused by COVID-19”.

He explained the criteria for assigning COVID-19 as a cause of death has since changed.

Jack is a journalist and producer at Ticker NEWS. He's previously worked for digital media publications in Australia and the US. Jack is particularly interested in reporting on international affairs and sport.

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Can U.S. Moon lander Odysseus recover from it’s dormancy?

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The mission, which aimed to conduct various experiments and collect valuable data, encountered an unexpected setback as the spacecraft’s systems initiated a dormant state.

Engineers and scientists at the space agency are working around the clock to analyze the situation and determine the cause of this unforeseen development.

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Trump wins disqualification case at U.S. supreme court

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The ruling marks the conclusion of a contentious legal battle that began when Colorado sought to disqualify Trump from its ballot during the previous election.

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Artificial Intelligence has profoundly changed the work force over the last year.

With the rapid adoption of the new technology, experts say employees can keep up with the demands of the changing landscape by learning how to ‘upskill’ or ‘reskill.’

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