Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / International spotlight

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 150,000

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-10-11 11:18
Share - WeChat
A nurse holds China's Sinovac vaccine, a potential vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Sao Lucas Hospital of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil August 8, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

RIO DE JANEIRO — The COVID-19 death toll in Brazil reached 150,198 on Saturday after 559 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

Meanwhile, 26,749 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the total to 5,082,637, said the ministry.

Brazil has the second highest death toll from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States, and the third largest caseload, after the United States and India.

The Secretary of Government Luiz Eduardo Ramos said Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the 10th minister infected with the virus, in addition to President Jair Bolsonaro.

The acting Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Claudio Castro, has also tested positive, becoming the 16th governor to have contracted the virus.

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349