Mon, 18 Jan 2021

SAO PAULO, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Brazil registered 50,909 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the national count to 6,386,787, the Health Ministry said Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 697 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded, taking the nationwide tally to 173,817, it said.

In November, an increase in hospitalizations was observed in at least nine states, including Sao Paulo, the most-affected state in the country.

Worldwide, Brazil has the second highest number of COVID-19 deaths and third highest in terms of infections.

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