2/28, 12:02 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Brazil's COVID case count up by 61,602, deaths up by 1,386

Brazilian health authorities unveiled that the number of people who tested positive for the coronavirus in the country has risen by 61,602 during the past 24 hours.

During the same period, there have been 1,386 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the South American country, the data showed, marking the fifth consecutive day in which the daily deaths stood at a four-digit figure.

Since the pandemic started, 10,517,232 people in the country have contracted the illness, 254,221, or 2.4% of which died after having tested positive.

Breaking the News / BU