Brazil posts record 3,650 new COVID-19 deaths, unveils two homegrown vaccines

Brazil posts record 3,650 new COVID-19 deaths, unveils two homegrown vaccines
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  • calendar-gray 27 March 2021

Brazil posted a record 3,650 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and the country also unveiled its first two domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates for human trials, which although months away from use, should eventually help tame the pandemic, APA reports citing ctvnews.

More than 300,000 have died from COVID-19 in Latin America's biggest country. It is the world's second highest total after the United States, making Brazil the global epicenter of the outbreak due to a lack of federal restrictions, an infectious new variant and a patchy vaccine rollout.

Friday's record death toll was the second this week, with a historic 100,158 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.

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