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3/2, 1:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Brazil adds 35,742 virus cases, 778 deaths

Brazilian health authorities revealed that 35,742 people nationwide tested positive for the coronavirus in the past twenty-four hours, taking the number of cases seen to date to 10,587,001.

Meanwhile, the death toll from the virus increased to 255,720 after health officials reported another 778 coronavirus-caused fatalities. The cumulative number of recoveries from the illness increased to a total of 9,457,100 with 874,181 people still hospitalized.

The data comes after reports emerged during the day suggesting that a variant of COVID-19 which originated in Brazil can bypass natural immunity more easily than other strains of the virus.

Breaking the News / NL