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Death toll from Covid in Brazil surpasses 260,000

Brasilia: The number of people, who have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, has increased by 1,699 to 260,970 within the past 24 hours, the national Health Ministry said.

The number of confirmed cases in the country has risen by 75,102 to 10,793,732 within the same period of time. More than 9.63 million people have recovered since the start of the outbreak.

Brazil comes second in terms of the number of deceased people following the United States with over 520,000 fatalities and third in terms of the number of confirmed cases after the US and India.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 115.57 million people have been infected with the COVID-19 worldwide, with over 2.56 million fatalities, Johns Hopkins University said.

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