Brazil COVID-19 deaths surpass 524,000

Brazil registered 27,783 new COVID-19 cases and 830 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Iran Press/America: Brazil registered 830 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 524,783, the Health Ministry said Sunday.

A total of 27,783 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 18,769,808, the ministry said.

Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, following the US and India.

The South American country, which is experiencing a new wave of infections with hospitals overwhelmed by patients, has a mortality rate of 249.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, the ministry said.

So far, more than 103.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 27 million people have received two jabs, it added.


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