Reuters RICARDO MORAES
Brazil recorded, on Tuesday evening, a huge record number of new deaths due to the emerging corona virus, which causes the “Covid-19” infection, as this indicator exceeded the level of 3000 cases.
The Ministry stated, in a daily statistics, that the number of registered infections with Coronavirus “Covid-19” in the country during the past 24 hours increased by 82,493, bringing the total number to 12130019 cases.
In recent weeks, Brazil has witnessed sharp and unprecedented increases in new infections with the Coronavirus, and this indicator reached on March 19, 90,570 cases, which represents a record outcome, and on March 20, 79,069, on March 21, 47774, and on March 22, 49293.
The ministry stated that it had detected 3,251 new deaths resulting from the disease, bringing the death toll from the pandemic in the country to the level of 298,676 people, raising the lethality rate to 2.4%.
The country recently recorded record increases for the new death index, as it reached 2815 on March 19, on March 20, 2438, on March 21, 1290, and on March 22, 1383.
Brazil recorded the second largest death toll from the virus in the world after the United States, and the third highest number of infections after the United States and India.
However, the health authorities confirmed that the official statistics may differ significantly from the real numbers, because the tests did not include all the injured.
On Tuesday, the Director of the World Health Organization in the Region of the Americas, Carissa Etienne, warned of the increasing rates of the Corona virus in Brazil “dangerously”, and urged all Brazilians to adhere to preventive measures to stop its spread.
Source: RT + agencies