Monday, June 1, 2020
News

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll reaches 240, with 6,836 infected

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Brasilia | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
Brazil has reported the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 rose from 5,717 to 6,836, with the death toll rising from 201 to 240, registering a 3.5-percent mortality rate.

According to the Health Ministry's website on Wednesday, since Tuesday, 1,119 new cases of infection were detected, slightly down from the 1,138 new cases reported in the previous 24-hour period, Xinhua reported.

The largest portion of the infections was in the populous southeast state of Sao Paulo (2,981), followed by Rio de Janeiro, Ceara, the Federal District, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Bahia, Parana, Amazonas, Espirito Santo and Pernambuco.

On Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro addressed the nation, calling the epidemic "the biggest challenge of our generation," and stressing the need to save lives as well as jobs during the health crisis.

--IANS pgh/

( 152 Words)

2020-04-02-05:44:11 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE HEALTH NEWS
With 199 new cases, Telangana sees bigge...
Don't spit, chew tobacco in public place...
Delay in reporting Covid deaths: AIIMS, ...
97 new cases in Gurugram as night curfew...
Assam exceeds testing rate of Kerala, ai...
Centre to sell stake in certain pharma P...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Firing at businessman's house in Chandig...
Unlock 1: Punjab Govt issues fresh guid...
Two Pak HC officials apprehended for esp...
Madhya Pradesh reports 198 new COVID-19 ...
Vegetables, fodder crops hit by locust s...
Case registered against Ramesh Chennitha...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Two Pak HC officials caught spying,... 
K'taka for phased relaxation in non... 
Among NE states, only Mizoram exten... 
5.6 magnitude quake hits Japan... 
With 131 new cases, Bihar's COVID-1... 
Coronavirus cases in Brazil surpass... 
14-days quarantine mandatory for re... 
IMD to release second monsoon forec...