Number of positive novel coronavirus cases in Brazil exceeds 9 million

Number of positive novel coronavirus cases in Brazil exceeds 9 million
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Brazil’s novel coronavirus case tally has risen to 9,058,687, with 61,811 new cases registered in the past day, according to official statistics published by the country’s Health Ministry, APA reports citing TASS.

A total of 1,386 deaths, caused by COVID-19, were registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll in the country to 221,547, according to the ministry.

Over 7,923,790 patients have recovered by now. The number of active cases currently stands at 913,346. Statistics show an average rate of 4,311 registered coronavirus cases and 105 deaths per 100,000 residents of Brazil.

Brazil, where the first coronavirus case was confirmed on February 26, 2020, ranks third after the United States and India in the list of states with the largest number of infected patients. The country is also ranked second, following the United States, in terms of the highest mortality rate caused by COVID-19.

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