The number of new cases of coronavirus infection in Brazil increased to 2,442,375, and 23,284 positive diagnostic results were registered over the past day. This is stated in official statistics.
The number of deaths caused by infection increased by 614, to 87,618. Recovered 1 667 667 patients, 687 090 are active carriers of the virus.
Recall that last week, a record number of new infections were detected, while a week earlier, this figure went down for the first time since the beginning of the epidemic. The number of deaths over the same period was the highest since the discovery of the coronavirus in the country. Over the past nine weeks, this indicator has been around the mark of 1 thousand people per day and higher.
Brazil, where the first case of coronavirus infection was confirmed on February 26, ranks second in the list of countries with the number of infected and deaths as a result of infection, behind only the United States.