MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 02nd August, 2020) More than 45,300 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Brazil in the past 24 hours, while the death toll increased by over 1,000 in that period, according to the latest data from the Health Ministry.
Brazil now has a total of 2,707,877 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 45,392 new cases having been registered in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday. Over the same period, 1,088 new deaths were confirmed, bringing the country's total death toll up to 93,563.
On Friday, Brazil reported 52,383 new COVID-19 cases and over 1,200 new coronavirus-related deaths. A week ago, Brazil's coronavirus death toll stood at around 86,400, thus the country has seen a weekly rise of about 7,000 coronavirus-related fatalities, one thousand less than the previous weekly rise.
On Friday, Mexico surpassed the United Kingdom in the coronavirus death toll count, becoming the country with the third-largest number of COVID-19 fatalities, after the United States and Brazil. The US and Brazil are also the top two countries in terms of the total number of coronavirus cases.