Brazil sees 12,930 new cases of Covid-19, 273 more deaths | Instant News

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil on Wednesday reported 12,930 new cases and 273 more deaths of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the national toll to 22,043,112 and 613,339, respectively, the country’s Ministry of Health said.
The past seven days saw a daily average of 9,350 new cases and another 213 deaths, according to the ministry every day pandemic report.
For every 100,000 residents in Brazil, there are 10,489 infections and 291.9 deaths, the ministry said.
southeastern state Sao Paulo, the country’s most populous, was hardest hit with 4,433,915 cases and 153,639 deaths, followed by neighboring Rio de Janeiro, with 1,339,819 cases and 68,919 deaths.
As of Tuesday, 158.2 million people in Brazil had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 130.4 million had been fully vaccinated.
Brazil has the world’s second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, after the United States and India, figures from Johns Hopkins University show.


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