By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
During the past week, Brazil and India both surpassed the 4 million COVID-19 case mark, only following the United States as far as total cases.
The Brazil Ministry of Health reported an additional 51,194 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, putting the country total to 4,092,832 confirmed cases, currently 2nd in the world. Sao Paolo state has reported more than 845,000 cases, the most in Brazil.
Health officials say 3,278,918 people have recovered to date (reaching the rate of over 80% of people recovered from the disease) and 125,521 deaths have been recorded.
In worldwide perspective, the health ministry says although the country is second in cases and deaths, per 1 million population, Brazil ranks 10th in both cases and deaths.
On Friday, the Ministry of Health allocated R $ 369 million to reinforce the rapid identification of people who had contact with suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19. The objective is to strengthen the response to coping with the disease, given the changes in the epidemiological scenario. The initiative also allows for the articulation of integrated actions by health services, especially surveillance and health care.
Today, the India Ministry of Health recorded another 70,000 COVID-19 cases today putting the country’s total cases over the 4 million case mark (4,023,179).
More than 860,000 cases have been reported in Maharashtra state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The health ministry also reported more than 1,000 deaths today, putting the country death toll near 70,000.
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