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Brazil facing the record for death from COVID-19

Sao Paulo / Brazil confirmed 1,156 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours on Thursday, reaching a total of 26,754 deaths since the start of the pandemic, while establishing a new record of 26,417 cases of the disease in one day, according to the Ministry of Health.

Daily cases again reached a record in the country and now amount to 438,238 infected, according to the daily bulletin released by that ministerial office.

Also, this was the third consecutive day that the country, the second in the world with more cases after the United States, remained above the barrier of 1,000 daily deaths, approaching Spain, which has 27,119 deaths.

The southeast region, the richest, most industrialized and most populated in Brazil, remained the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, with a total of 161,640 infected and 12,629 deaths.

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The state of Sao Paulo, where some 46 million people live, also broke the record of daily cases by registering 6,382 new infections, totaling 95,865, while deaths are close to 7,000, just one day after Governor Joao Doria announced the gradual reopening from June 1 of some economic activities that have been suspended in the region since March 24.

Rio de Janeiro, the second area hardest hit by the coronavirus, recorded for the third consecutive day more than 200 deaths in a single day (251) and reached 4,856 deaths, surpassing both China and India in the number of deaths, while those infected already number 44,886.

The pandemic, far from showing signs of slowing down in the country, is also of concern in the Northeast region, which has registered an exponential increase in cases in recent days and has already reached 147,692 infected and some 8,000 deaths, distributed in its nine states.

Ceará, with 2,733 deaths and some 40,000 infected, and Pernambuco, with 2,566 and almost 31,000, respectively, top the list of states hardest hit by COVID-19 in the region.

For its part, the impoverished north of the country is close to 95,000 cases and has 5,300 deaths, of which Pará concentrates 2,704 and Amazonas 1,964.

Despite the accelerated contagion rate that continues on an upward curve throughout the country, various states and municipalities have relaxed their quarantines in recent weeks and have allowed the reopening of some sectors of the economy under some security protocols recommended by local health authorities. (May 29, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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