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Brazil reports 1,036 more COVID-19 deaths

17 May 2021, 09:05 GMT+10

SAO PAULO, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Sunday reported 1,036 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 435,751, the Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 40,941 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,627,475.

Brazil has the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, following the United States and India.

The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, which has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths as hospitals are overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients.

Brazil has vaccinated 57.69 million people, with 19.09 million having received two jabs.

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