According to the Brazil Ministry of Health, the death count in the country has risen above 60,000 due to the coronavirus.
The Ministry cited, a recent wave of contamination in southern and midwestern areas of the country.
A total of 1,038 additional deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, taking the overall number of fatalities to 60,632, the ministry said.
The number of deaths in the South and the Midwest regions grew by 37 percent and 36 percent, respectively, in the epidemiological week ended last Saturday, the ministry added, in contrast to setbacks seen in the North and Southeast and a trend of stability in the Northeast.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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