Brazil posts new record of 1,972 COVID-19 deaths in a day

by Reuters
Wednesday, 10 March 2021 13:14 GMT

(Corrects death toll in second paragraph)

SAO PAULO, March 9 (Reuters) - Brazil registered 1,972 new COVID-19 deaths in a single day on Tuesday, a record, according to the Health Ministry.

The country had 70,764 new cases of coronavirus, reaching a total of 11.12 million infections. Brazil had 268,370 coronavirus deaths. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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