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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil accounts for 7,921 deaths caused by the coronavirus. According to data from the Ministry of Health, released on Tuesday, May 5th, the country recorded an additional 600 deaths and broke the record of confirmed fatalities in 24 hours.

The number of people diagnosed with Covid-19 stands at 114,715. Between Monday and Tuesday there were 6,935 new cases.

According to the Health Surveillance Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Wanderson Oliveira, the record is explained by the large number of delayed test results. Typically, on Tuesdays the health secretariats update test results . . .

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