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Brazil’s coronavirus fatalities surpass 70,000

Brazil’s coronavirus fatalities surpass 70,000

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Brazil’s coronavirus fatalities have topped 70,000, with 45,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths recorded over the last 24 hours.

AFP, citing figures from the healthinfo-icon ministry in Rome, reported the Covid-19 cases had jumped to 1.8 million and deaths to over 70,400.

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the worst-hit states, registering 17,400 and 11,200 deaths respectively, according to the news agency.

Also on Friday, the United States saw 60,000 new cases for the first time, and the number ultimately rose to over 68,000, setting a single-day record for the seventh time in 11 days.

The New York Times reported the fresh cases broke the record set a day earlier: 59,886. Six states -- Georgia, Utah, Montana, North Carolina, Iowa and Ohio --reported single-day records for new cases.

Meanwhile, India's coronavirus cases have surpassed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, the Associated Press reported.

With the new confirmed cases, India’s overall increased to 820,916. The health ministry also reported 519 more fatalities, pushing up the total to 22,123.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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