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Brazil reports 217 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, toll average lowest since April 2020: Ministry

Brazil reports 217 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours, toll average lowest since April 2020: Ministry

FILE PHOTO: A health worker treats a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in the Ronaldo Gazolla Hospital, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 18, 2021. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

BRASILIA: Brazil has had 8,833 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours, and 217 deaths from COVID-19, the health ministry said on Saturday (Nov 20).

The South American country has now registered 22,012,150 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 612,587, according to ministry data, in the world's third-worst outbreak outside the United States and India and its second-deadliest.

As vaccination advances, the rolling 14-day average of COVID-19 deaths has fallen to 228 a day, the lowest since April 26, 2020, which was one and a half months after the pandemic's first fatality in Brazil. That compares with a toll of almost 3,000 deaths a day in Brazil at the pandemic's peak in April of this year.

Source: Reuters

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