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Brazil reports 2,378 more Covid-19 deaths

Brazil reports 2,378 more Covid-19 deaths

Brazil registered 2,378 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 476,792, the health ministry said on Tuesday (Jun 8).

A total of 52,911 new infections were detected, raising the national caseload to 17,037,129, the ministry said.

Brazil has the world’s second highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, behind the U.S. and India.

The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, with hospitals overwhelmed by patients.

More than 72.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, and over 23 million people have received two jabs.