WORLD Brazil reports 1,899 more COVID-19 deaths

WORLD

Brazil reports 1,899 more COVID-19 deaths

Xinhua

09:23, May 23, 2021

Patients affected by COVID-19 at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, on March 26, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

SAO PAULO, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Brazil reported on Saturday 1,899 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 448,208, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 76,490 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,047,439, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 213.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.

The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, which has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths as hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

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