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Brazil reports 1,025 more COVID-19 deaths

2021 Jun 21, 12:18, Rio De Janeiro
Relatives attend a burial service of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Photo: AP via RSS

Brazil registered 1,025 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 501,825, the health ministry said Sunday.

A total of 44,178 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 17,927,928, 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 United States and India.

The South American country, which is experiencing a new wave of infections with hospitals overwhelmed by patients, has a mortality rate of 238.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, said the ministry.

More than 87.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 24.2 million people have received two jabs, it added. 


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