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Brazil Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

Saudi Press Agency

Saturday 1441/10/28 - 2020/06/20

Rio De Janeiro, Jun 19, 2020, SPA -- Brazil today passed 1 million coronavirus cases and approached 50,000 deaths, according to Reuters.

Second only to the United States in both cases and deaths, Brazil confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus on Feb. 26. The virus has spread relentlessly across the continent-sized country.

Brazil reported 1,032,913 confirmed cases on Friday, with 1,206 new deaths to take total official fatalities to 48,954, the Health Ministry said.

Friday also saw a new record daily number of cases, with 54,771. Brazil is likely to surpass 50,000 deaths on Saturday, although weekend reporting can be lower.

--SPA
04:05 LOCAL TIME 01:05 GMT
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