Argentina has become the fifth country in the world to record one million confirmed coronavirus cases. In the past 24 hours, there were 12,982 new infections, pushing the overall number to 1,002,662, according to the country’s health ministry. The ministry reported 451 new deaths, bringing the nation’s toll to 26,716. With a population of about 45 million, Argentina is the smallest nation to have passed the one million mark. It follows the US, India, Brazil and Russia – all of whom have far bigger populations.