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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, January 20th, Brazil reported 1,340 deaths from COVID-19 in one day, the second-highest daily count since August 19th, the Health Ministry said. The highest single-day death toll was 1,524, registered on January 7th.

The latest fatalities brought the nationwide death toll to 212,831, the second-highest in the world, following the United States.

In the last 24 hours, tests detected 64,385 new cases of Covid-19 infection, bringing the national tally to 8,638,249, the world's third-largest caseload, after the United States and India . . .

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