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Updated on: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 08:39 PM IST

Brazil records more than 39,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours

There are now a total of 1,839,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil
Brazil couple fights virus with style in their astronaut suits. | PIC: AFP

Brazil couple fights virus with style in their astronaut suits. | PIC: AFP

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Brazil increased by more than 39,000 in the past 24 hours, and over 1,000 new deaths were reported in that period, the country's Health Ministry informed.

There are now a total of 1,839,850 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil. In the past 24 hours, 39,023 new cases and 1,071 new deaths from COVID-19 were confirmed, according to Saturday health ministry data. Brazil's total coronavirus death toll stands at 71,469.

On Friday, Brazil registered over 45,000 new coronavirus cases and more than 1,200 new deaths from COVID-19. Over 1.1 million people have recovered from COVID-19 in Brazil since the start of the epidemic in the country, according to the health ministry.

Brazil has the second-highest coronavirus death toll, it is surpassed only by the United States, which has registered over 134,700 COVID-19 fatalities, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Published on: Sunday, July 12, 2020, 08:39 PM IST
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