Brazil has 461 deaths from covid-19 in 24 hours; total reaches 153,675 – 10/17/2020


The Ministry of Health today accounted for 461 deaths by covid-19 in the country. The total has now reached 153,675 since the pandemic began.

Between yesterday and today, 24,062 people received a positive test for the disease, totaling 5,224,362 infected by the new coronavirus in Brazil.

Italy has the highest number of active cases of covid-19

Today, in Italy, there are 116,935 people with covid-19 – the highest number since the beginning of the pandemic. The former peak of active cases had been registered on April 19, when 108,257 people were being treated.

Between yesterday and today, the country also beat a record of new contagions: there were 10,925 notifications in 24 hours.


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