Brazil reports over 1,000 deaths in 3rd straight day
Published: 02:53 PM, 15 January 2021
Brazil registered more than 1,000 deaths of coronavirus for the third consecutive day, reporting 1,131 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 207,095, the country’s authority said on Thursday.
According to the Ministry of Health, 67,758 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the third day in a row with more than 60,000 infections, raising the total caseload to 8,324,294.
Brazil is one of the most affected countries by the pandemic, ranking second in the death toll, surpassed only by the United States, and third in the number of total cases, behind the United States and India.
The country has been seeing a second wave of COVID-19 outbreaks. The state of Sao Paulo, the most populated in the country, has been hardest hit by the virus, with 1,590,829 cases and 49,289 deaths.