Brazil registers single-day record of 1,641 COVID-19 deaths (March 2nd)

Brazilian state governors said on Tuesday they would join together to buy COVID-19 vaccines and bypass the federal government, which has been slow to roll out its vaccine program.

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.

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