Brazil crosses 60,000 deaths from coronavirus


Brazil shows no signs of reduction in number of daily cases or deaths (File)

Rio de Janeiro:

Brazil has surpassed 60,000 deaths from the new coronavirus after recording more than 1,000 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

The country in South America has suffered the highest number of daily deaths in the world in the past week and is the second most affected country in the world for cases and deaths after the United States.

Brazil shows no sign of reduction in the number of daily cases or deaths.

With more than 46,000 new cases, the country of 212 million people now has 1.44 million people infected, although analysts believe the actual figure is much higher.

The largest number of deaths was recorded in the most populous state, Sao Paulo, with 14,700 people, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with more than 10,000.

Rio’s mortality rate of 584 per million inhabitants is more than double the national average of 284.

The northeastern state, Ceara, was even more affected with 673 deaths per million, placing it on the same level as the hardest hit countries in the world.

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