Coronavirus Cases in Brazil Rose Quickly, Reaching 200 on Sunday, 234 Monday

In Brazil, São Paulo and Rio are the states where there is internal community transmission of the virus. Latin America sees growth in number of cases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Within only 24 hours, Brazil has recorded a 65 percent increase in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infections, with a total rising from 121 to 200, according to a balance released on Sunday afternoon, March 15th by the Ministry of Health.

On Tuesday, the Ministry announced that the number of confirmed cases as of Monday was 234, but state health authorities claim the number already exceeds 300.

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