Brazil Crosses 1.6 Million Coronavirus Cases


According to a data published by the Ministry of Health, Brazil has crossed 1.6 million COVID-19 cases, while the number of deaths has crossed the milestone of 65,000 since the start of this pandemic.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the South American nation has reached 1,603,055 with an increase of more than 26,000 infections in last 24 hours.

Deaths due to respiratory problems reached as high as 64,867, with another 602 fatalities as of Sunday.

On the other hand, the state of São Paulo recorded as much as 7649 cases and topped the list of the region with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in last 24 hours. Whereas, the city of São Paulo recorded, 2109 confirmed new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, which is the highest number amongst all the municipalities of Brazil.

The city of São Paulo is in the process of reopening and it will begin from today onward. The reopening will include the return of activities in bars, restaurants, salons etc. Currently, the South American country continues to hold its second position in the world with highest number of infections and deaths related to the deadly COVID-19. Whereas, U.S. holds the top spot with more than 2.84 million cases and 130,000 deaths.

Additionally, it has been reported that, an analysis of sewage water samples was found to contain traces of the novel coronavirus. This finding is two months earlier than the first official confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Americas, and much earlier than the first reported case in Brazil, which was at the end of February.

Apart from Brazil, coronavirus had also been scientifically identified in sewages of Italy and Spain, much before the first confirmed cases were reported.

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