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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of suspected Covid-19 cases has increased by more than 6,000 new cases in 24 hours.

Data from Tuesday, March 17th, show 8,819 people suspected of having the coronavirus. On Monday, March 16th, there were only 2,064, proving an increase of 327 percent in suspected cases. The state of São Paulo accounts for the majority, more than 5,000, in addition to the first recorded death on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Health, this increase in the number of suspected cases was expected after the states started to update . . .

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