Brazil totals 610 deaths from coronavirus in one day and reaches 9,146

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Brazil counted 610 new deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 9,146, while confirmed cases exceeded 135,000 in the country, the Health Ministry reported Thursday.

This is the third consecutive day in which the daily number of deaths from COVID-19 is at the 600 mark, after reaching a record 615 deaths the day before, in line with the expectation of health authorities that the peak of the pandemic would occur between May and June.

In terms of the number of confirmed cases, the South American country reported 9,888 new infections with the coronavirus, bringing the total to 135,106.

In its daily bulletin, the Health Ministry noted that the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state with some 46 million inhabitants, continues to lead the way with 39,928 confirmed cases and 3,206 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro (14,156 infected and 1,394 dead).

He also warned that although many municipalities “still do not register (or notified) confirmed cases or deaths from the disease,” the coronavirus “is present in all Brazilian states”.

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