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With 814 new deaths in 24 hrs, Brazil report over 131,000 Covid fatalities

Brazil registered 814 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours

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IANS  |  Sao Paulo 

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Health workers from Doctors Without Borders visit a squatters camp to conduct medical examinations and avoid the spread of the Covid-19 in Sao Bernardo do Campo, greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil. Photo: AP | PTI

registered 814 new deaths from the novel (Covid-19) in the last 24 hours, which brought the death toll to 131,210, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

 

 

The ministry also said that the number of cases rose to 4,315,687 after the incorporation of 33,523 new cases, Xinhua reported.

Similar to last weekend, high temperatures on the country's coasts brought thousands of people to the beach, particularly in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, despite warnings to respect social distancing and avoiding crowds.

 

The state of Sao Paulo, which had seen a decline in the death rate from the virus for four weeks, is the current epicentre of the virus in with 32,567 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro with 16,985 deaths.

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First Published: Sun, September 13 2020. 06:58 IST
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