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LiveCoronavirus daily news updates, April 21: What to know today about COVID-19

Patients breathe from oxygen tanks as they wait for a bed to open in the COVID-19 treatment area of the hospital in Villa Elisa, Paraguay, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz) XJS102 XJS102

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