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Covid-19: Brazil death toll exceed 65,000

07 Jul 2020 09:32, Somoy English Desk
Covid-19: Brazil death toll exceed 65,000
Covid-19: Brazil death toll exceed 65,000

More than 65,000 people have died from coronavirus in Brazil, according to figures released by the country’s health ministry on Monday.

Brazil has reported 620 new fatalities from the virus since yesterday, bringing the death toll to 65,487.

The country's health ministry recorded 20,229 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,623,284, reports CNN.

Brazil's new numbers come as Rio de Janeiro opened its bars and restaurants over the weekend.

Also Read: Covid-19: Brazil surpass 1.6 million cases; nears 65,000 deaths

In Rio state, 31 people have died of coronavirus since Sunday, bringing the total state death toll to 10,698. The state recorded an additional 587 cases on Monday, according to state health secretary data. 

The total confirmed number of cases in Rio de Janeiro state is now 121,879.

Brazil continues to follow the US in leading the world’s highest numbers of infections and deaths from coronavirus. 

Meanwhile, Coronavirus cases have jumped to 11,740,062 around the world as of Tuesday morning.

Besides, the virus has so far claimed the lives of 540,677 people globally, according to Worldometer.

Of the currently infected 4,556,889 patients, 4,498,907 are in mild condition while 57,982  are in serious or critical condition.

So far, 6,642,496 people have made recovery from the disease in different countries.

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