Sep 04, 2020 11:05 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 04, 2020 11:07 Asia/Tehran]
  • Brazil surpasses 4 million COVID-19 cases

Brazil surpassed 4 million cases of coronavirus on Thursday as a growing number of infections is being recorded throughout the country.

Iran PressAmerica: The health ministry reported 43,773 new cases of COVID-19 and 834 deaths on Thursday evening, bringing total confirmed cases in Brazil to 4,041,638 and its death toll to 124,614. 

After the United States, Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Brazil also joins the US as only the second country in the world to have passed the grim milestone of 4 million infections.

While cases and deaths continue to rise, both Brazil’s infection rate and virus-related mortality rate appeared to decline last month; CNN analysis showed.

An average of 869 deaths was recorded daily in the final week of August, the country’s lowest daily average since May 20.

The global death toll from the virus nears 874,000 with 26,467,493 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization.

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