Brazil has over 400 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours

The total death toll stands at 3,313; confirmed cases add up to 49,492

Published in 24/04/2020 - 10:22 By Jonas Valente - Brasília

Brazil had 407 new deaths from the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, the highest number in this time span since the reports began. The total death toll in the country stands at 3,313, compared to 49,492 confirmed cases of the disease, and 26,573 patients recovered. Also, 19,606 cases are being monitored, as per official figures.

Compared to Thursday, when 2,906 obits were reported and 45,757 infected, there was a surge of 14 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively.

São Paulo is still seen as the epicenter of the disease, with the highest number of deaths (1,345), followed by Rio de Janeiro (530), Pernambuco (312), Ceará (266), and Amazonas (234).

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Denise Griesinger

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