Brazil's Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that after 2,966 new fatalities registered, the total death toll from the COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 410,000.

Iran Press/America: Meanwhile, 77,359 new COVID-19 cases were detected, bringing the accumulated caseload to 14,856,888.

Brazil now has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, behind the United States and India.

According to the health ministry, Brazil now has a rate of 196 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 7,070 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants.

Sao Paulo, the country's most populous state, is the hardest hit, with 98,021 deaths and 2,941,980 infections, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 45,232 deaths and 753,732 cases.

According to a consortium of media outlets, Brazil had vaccinated 48.5 million people against COVID-19 as of Monday.

The country's first case was detected on Feb. 26, 2020.


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