Brazil reports over 49,000 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 3,456,652

Brasilia , Aug 20 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil’s number of cases of COVID-19 has increased by more than 49,000 over the past 24 hours – up from some 47,000 the day before, with over 1,200 deaths, the country’s Health Ministry said in a statement.

The case tally rose by 49,298 to 3,456,652, the ministry said. The death toll increased by 1,212 — down from 1,352 the day before – to 111,100.

More than 2.6 million have recovered from the disease in Brazil.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic on March 11.

According to the WHO, the global coronavirus death toll has surpassed 775,000 people, with the number of cases worldwide exceeding 21.9 million. (ANI/Sputnik)

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