Wed, 12 Aug 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Brazil on Tuesday reported 1,300 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in a single day, taking its death toll to 74,133.

In the past 24 hours, tests detected 41,857 new cases of infection, taking the total to 1,926,824, the Health Ministry said.

Brazil has the world's second-largest outbreak after the United States, in both numbers of deaths and infections.

The southeast state of Sao Paulo, the country's most populated, is the epicenter of the national outbreak, with 386,607 cases and 18,324 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 132,822 cases and 11,624 deaths, and Ceara, with 139,437 cases and 6,977 deaths.

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