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nCoV: Brazil reports 713 deaths, toll rises to 152,460

Sao Paulo: Brazil registered 713 more deaths in the last 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), raising the nationwide death toll to 152,460, the Ministry of Health said on Thursday.

Tests detected 28,523 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 5,169,386.

Also on Thursday, Minister of Communications Fabio Faria announced he tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the eleventh member of Brazil’s cabinet that has caught the virus, Xinhua reported.

Sao Paulo, the most populated and industrialized state in the country, is the epicenter of the country’s outbreak, with 37,690 deaths and 1,051,613 infections.

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