Brazil reports 2,001 more COVID-19 deaths

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Sao Paulo [Brazil], June 26 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 2,001 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 511,142, the health ministry said Friday.

A total of 79,277 new infections were detected, raising the total caseload to 18,322,760, the ministry said. Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.

The South American country, which is experiencing a new wave of infections with hospitals overwhelmed by patients, has a mortality rate of 243.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, said the ministry.

More than 93.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 24.9 million people have received two jabs, it added. (ANI/Xinhua)

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