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Brazil sees record high Covid-19 deaths two days in a row, toll at 259,271

Brazil saw record high daily deaths from the Covid-19 for the second day in a row, registering 1,910 deaths in 24 hours and bringing the national death toll to 259,271

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IANS  |  Rio De Janeiro 

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Covid-19 patients lie on beds in a field hospital built inside a gym in Santo Andre, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: AP/PTI

Brazil saw record high daily deaths from the Covid-19 for the second day in a row, registering 1,910 deaths in 24 hours and bringing the national death toll to 259,271.

According to the Ministry of Health, in the past 24 hours, Brazil also saw the second-highest number of daily Covid-19 cases increase since the start of the outbreak, after 71,704 people tested positive, bringing the total caseload to 10,718,630, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

The previous record of new cases in a day was reported on January 7, when 87,743 people tested positive.

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.

Currently, the country has an average of 123 deaths and 5,101 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Some 7.25 million Brazilians have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccines against Covid-19, while 2.23 million have already received the second dose, according to local media reports.

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First Published: Fri, March 05 2021. 07:47 IST
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