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Brazil sets new record for daily COVID-19 infections

Brazil sets new record for daily COVID-19 infections
Brazil has seen daily coronavirus deaths of over 1,000 for three consecutive days. File picture/ Reuters
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil registered 26,417 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day surge so far, raising the tally to 438,238, Xinhua news agency quoted authorities as saying Thursday.

A total of 1,156 infected patients died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 26,754, according to the country's health ministry.

Brazil has seen daily coronavirus deaths of over 1,000 for three consecutive days, it added.

Since the pandemic hit the country, 177,604 patients have recovered.
Sao Paulo, the epicentre of the virus in Brazil and the country's most populous state, has registered 6,980 deaths and 95,865 cases, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 4,856 deaths and 44,886 cases.

--BERNAMA