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Brazil COVID-19 Deaths Reach 100,000 and Barrel Onward

Saudi Press Agency

Sunday 1441/12/19 - 2020/08/09

Brasilia/Rio De Janeiro, Aug 9, 2020, SPA -- Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 passed 100,000 today, on Saturday and continue to climb as most Brazilian cities reopen shops and dining even though the pandemic has yet to peak, Reuters reported.

Confronting its most lethal outbreak since the Spanish flu a century ago, Brazil reported its first cases of the novel coronavirus at the end of February. The virus took three months to kill 50,000 people, and just 50 days to kill the next 50,000.

The health ministry on Saturday reported 49,970 new confirmed cases and 905 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the number of cases to more than 3 million and the death toll to 100,477.

02:02 LOCAL TIME 23:02 GMT

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