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Brazil: Death toll from coronavirus passes 21,000

Total cases near 331,000 with almost 20,000 additional infections

Nuri Aydin   | 23.05.2020
Brazil: Death toll from coronavirus passes 21,000 The Vila Formosa cemetery, where the dead bodies of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic victims are buried in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 22, 2020. ( Jose Antonio de Moraes - Anadolu Agency )


Brazil on Saturday confirmed 21,048 fatalities from coronavirus after 1,001 more deaths were reported over the past 24 hours.

According to the Health Ministry data, the number of COVID-19 cases jumped to 330,890 with 19,969 new cases registered.

Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, is the second country with the highest number of cases in the world after the US.

The pandemic has killed more than 338,200 worldwide, with an excess of 5.21 million confirmed cases, while recoveries have surpassed 2 million, according to the running tally of the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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