Brazil’s COVID-19 cases exceed 11 million | Instant News




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March 08, 2021 10:05 I S

Sao Paulo [Brazil], March 8 (ANI / Xinhua): Brazil reported the accumulative 11,019,344 COVID-19 case on Sunday in the middle of the second wave of disease outbreaks, that is Brazilsaid the Ministry of Health Ian.
Meanwhile, 1,086 people have died in the past 24 hours, a record for Sunday, bringing the national death toll to 265,411, the ministry said.
The country’s hospital network is on the brink of collapse due to the second wave produced by the P1 variant, which is more infectious and deadly than the original.
The states of Mato Grosso, Santa Catarina, Parana and Rio Grande do Sul have reported 100 percent capacity in intensive care units, with patients waiting for beds.
The state government has asked other states to accept and care for their patients.
The state of Sao Paulo, the country’s most populous, announced a local hospital had 80 percent occupancy, and that a field hospital would open in the state capital.
Given the emergence of new variants and high hospital occupancy rates, many states have banned nonessential trade and imposed curfews to prevent crowd formation. (ANI / Xinhua)

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