Brazil reached a new record for Covid-19 infections on Wednesday since the start of the pandemic, registering 204,854 cases in 24 hours, reported the National Council of Secretaries of Health (Conass).
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With this new figure, the South American country reported the second consecutive day with the number of infections above the worst level recorded so far, in September 2021.
The Conass indicated that during the last day Brazil registered 338 deaths from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Brazil reached this Wednesday a new record for Covid-19 contagion since the start of the pandemic: 204,854 new cases in 24 hours according to the @ConassOfficial. During the last day the country registered 338 deaths from the disease. pic.twitter.com/gaJ4itGIuc
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January 20, 2022
The entity pointed out that at least three states are with about 80 percent occupancy in intensive care units due to Covid-19.
To date, the South American nation accumulates a total of 621,855 cases of the viral disease, with 23,416,748 deaths.
Brazil had registered a record for the most cases of the coronavirus on September 18, with 150,110 infections. On Tuesday, it reported 137,103 new cases in 24 hours.