RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil on Tuesday, March 2nd, posted a single-day record for COVID-19 deaths with 1,641 people dying from the disease, according to Health Ministry data.
That surpassed the previous single-day high of 1,595 COVID-19 deaths recorded in late July 2020, as Brazil faces a new peak in coronavirus cases and the hospital system is pushed to the brink of collapse.
More than 257,000 people have died of COVID-19 in Brazil, according to the official count, making it the deadliest outbreak after that of the United States.
Roughly 10.6 . . .