Rio de Janeiro:
Brazil has exceeded 60,000 deaths from the novel corona virus after more than 1,000 deaths have been recorded in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
The South American country has had the most daily deaths worldwide in the past week and is the second worst affected nation in the world, both in terms of cases and deaths, after the United States.
Brazil shows no signs of a reduction in the number of daily cases or deaths.
With over 46,000 new cases, the country's 212 million are now 1.44 million infected, although analysts believe the actual number is much higher.
Most of the deaths occurred in the most populous state of Sao Paulo with 14,700, followed by Rio de Janeiro with more than 10,000.
Rio's mortality rate of 584 per million people is more than twice the national average of 284.
The northeastern state of Ceara was hit even worse with 673 deaths per million, which is the level of the most affected countries in the world.
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