Coronavirus Death May 12 in Brazil: During the last day, 9,258 new infections were also notified, bringing the total number of confirmed cases with the new coronavirus to 177,589.
Coronavirus Death May 12 in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil confirmed 881 new deaths by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic, and the total number of deaths reached 12,400, according to the Ministry of Health.
During the last day, 9,258 new infections were also notified, bringing the total number of confirmed cases with the new coronavirus to 177,589, representing a growth of 5.4%.
With the results released on Tuesday, Brazil surpassed Germany (173,034) in the world ranking and became the seventh country in the world with the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.
In global statistics, the South American country occupies the sixth place in the number of deaths (12,400), behind France, which in the fifth place has 26,994 deaths.
The new record for the South American giant is recorded when cities like Manaus and Rio de Janeiro collapsed because the public health networks are crowded and the private ones are on the brink of the top.
The previous daily mark occurred on Friday when 751 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in 24 hours.
According to the Ministry of Health, of the 881 deaths included in the balance of this Tuesday, 206 occurred in the last three days.
The portfolio also reported that 40.9% of the total infected so far, corresponding to 72,597 people, are recovering from the disease, while 92,593 people (52.1%) are still under observation.
He also said that there are 2,050 deaths under investigation.
The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in Brazil, with some 46 million inhabitants, continues as the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, with almost 4,000 deaths and more than 47,700 infected.
It is followed by Rio de Janeiro with 1,928 deaths and 18,486 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
According to the daily bulletin of the Health portfolio, the states of Ceará and Pernambuco (northeast) and Amazonas (north) are the other regions of the country most affected by the new coronavirus.