Brazil says 31 Copa America players, officials test positive for COVID-19

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Health Ministry said on Monday that 31 players and members of the Copa America delegation tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, the first day of the South American 10-nation football tournament .

Ten more cases have been confirmed among employees working at hotels where players and their delegations stay in Brasilia, Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga told reporters.

The confirmation of more cases of infection came as the Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) defended itself against accusations that the tournament, which was awarded to Brazil with less notice. of two weeks, has been tinkered with. . .

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