Second-deadliest COVID outbreak in Brazil; Deaths approaches to 600,000

Brazil has now registered 21,308,178 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 592,964, according to the health ministry data.

Iran PressAmerica: The South American country has had 24,611 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 648 deaths from COVID-19 in the world's third-worst outbreak outside the United States and India and its second-deadliest after the United States, the health ministry said on Thursday.

As vaccination advances, the rolling 7-day average of COVID deaths has fallen to less than one-fifth of the toll of almost 3,000 a day at the peak of the pandemic in Brazil in April.


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