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Pele's family: COVID caused infection, death not imminent

Two daughters and one grandson of Brazilian soccer great Pele said the three-time World Cup winner has been hospitalized since Tuesday to treat a respiratory infection aggravated by COVID-19. They added that the 82-year-old is under no imminent risk of death.

Santos soccer team supporters pray for the recovery of former soccer star Pele, in front of the Albert Einstein hospital where Pele is hospitalized in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2022. The 82-year-old soccer great has been at the hospital since Tuesday and officials say he is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection. (AP Photo/Marcelo Chello)
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