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Brazil overtakes Britain in COVID-19 death toll; now world's second-highest after US

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 7.6 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 424,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: June 13, 2020 9:28 IST
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A relative stands at a distance during the burial of Robson de Souza Lopes at Parque Taruma cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. According to authorities at the Amazonas Health Secretary, the 43-year-old musician died Monday after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

The number of people, who have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, has increased by 909 to 41,828 within the past 24 hours, the national Health Ministry said on late Friday (local time). Within the same period of time, the number of confirmed cases has risen by 25,982 to 828 810. A day earlier, Brazil reported about 30,412 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 1,239 new fatalities.

Surpassing Britain, Brazil is now on the second spot on a global tally of coronavirus deaths after the United States.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. 

To date, more than 7.6 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 424,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

(With agency inputs)

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