8/3, 11:58 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Brazil's COVID deaths surge by 1,209

In Brazil, 1,209 deaths were attributed to the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed.

The figure marks a nearly threefold increase in fatalities, compared to the 389 seen in the last update, and takes the country's total to 558,432.

During the day, Brazil's caseload reached 19,985,817 after 32,316 people tested positive for the virus, while the cumulative number of recoveries increased to a total of 18,746,865.

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