Sao Paulo [Brazil], March 7 (ANI / Xinhua): Brazil has recorded 1,555 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the national death toll to 264,325, the Health Ministry reported on Saturday.
It also reported 69,609 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, raising the caseload to 10,938,836.
The ministry said Brazil ended the week with a high number of new cases and deaths, as the South American country broke its daily death record on Wednesday with 1,910 deaths.
As the country faces another wave of pandemics, driven by a more contagious variant found in Amazonas state, many states impose curfews and ban non-essential business activities after reaching critical levels of capacity in hospital intensive care units.
To remove tension from the health system, the state of Sao Paulo has called on volunteer health workers who can assist in field hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients, while the states of Rio Grande do Sul and Bahia have called for an increase in the number of cellphones. cold storage unit due to the high demand for morgue service.
Since January 17, Brazil has vaccinated more than ten million people, with more than 8 million having received their first dose. (ANI / Xinhua)
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