Brazil's daily deaths reach all-time high

Brazil's daily deaths reach all-time high
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  • calendar-gray 03 March 2021

Brazil on Tuesday registered its highest daily number of Covid deaths since the pandemic started, APA reports citing BBC.

The health ministry said 1,641 people had died with Covid in the previous 24 hours.

The record was reached as scientists said that a new variant first found in Brazil appears more contagious.

Brazil, where more than a quarter of a million people have died with Covid, has the second highest coronavirus death toll after the United States.

Across the country, there have been more than 10.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. Only the US and India have registered more.

The pandemic spread quickly after first arriving in Brazil and reached a first peak at the end of July, when daily new cases were above 70,000 and daily deaths above 1,500.

Cases and deaths across Brazil fell until early November before a second wave saw cases rise again, a rise which appears to have further accelerated since January.

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