Brazil Tops 1.6 Million Cases
BRAZIL HAS SURPASSED 1.6 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19, AND IS APPROACHING 65,000 REGISTERED DEATHS FROM THE VIRUS
(CNN) – Brazil has surpassed 1.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and is nearing 65,000 deaths.
The nation’s Health Ministry recorded 26,051 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 1,603,055.
Brazil also reported 602 new deaths from the virus this Sunday.
The national death toll is now at 64,867.
Brazil’s new numbers come as its largest city, Sao Paulo prepares to reopen bars, restaurants, beauty salons, barbershops and aesthetic clinics on Monday.
Rio de Janeiro opened its bars and restaurants over the weekend.
Street shops and shopping malls in Sao Paulo will also be open for six hours a day starting on Monday.
Brazil has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide after the United States.