Brazil registers 461 new deaths by covid-19 in 24 hours

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THE Brazil registered this Saturday 461 new deaths due to the covid-19, which brings the total number of deaths from the disease in the country to 153,675, according to data from the Ministry of Health.




Patient Helena Elvira, 63, on leaving the field hospital at the Mané Garrincha Stadium, after treatment for the coronavirus, in Brasilia, Brazil, October 15, 2020. REUTERS / Adriano Machado

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24,062 new cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus were also reported, with the total of confirmed infections in the country reaching 5,224,362.

Brazil is the second country with the highest number of deaths from coronavirus in the world, behind only the United States, and the third in cases, below the USA and India.

State most affected by covid-19, São Paulo reached the mark of 1,062,634 cases and 37,992 deaths.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, the second state with the highest number of deaths caused by Covid-19 is Rio de Janeiro, which has so far registered 19,715 deaths, with 289,569 cases.

In the count of confirmed infections, however, Rio is below Bahia and Minas Gerais – the northeastern state has 334,697 cases and 7,288 deaths, while Minas recorded 333,998 infections and 8,405 deaths.

In addition, Ceará, Pará, Goiás, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul and the Federal District have already reported more than 200 thousand cases of Covid-19.

Brazil has 4,635,315 people recovered from the disease and 435,372 patients being monitored, according to the ministry.

According to data from the media consortium, formed by Estadão, G1, O Globo, Extra, Folha and UOL, the country had 22,097 new cases and 461 new deaths in the last 24 hours. In total, 5,223,667 people are infected and 153,690 have died from the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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