RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With approximately half a million people infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, Santa Catarina has passed Bahia and has become the state with the third-most confirmed cases. It is behind only São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The data were compiled by the Ministry of Health. Up to Saturday's data, Santa Catarina counts 496,524 confirmed Covid-19 cases, as well as 5,294 deaths. São Paulo, the leading state, counts 1,467,953 cases and 46,808 deaths.
Next is Minas Gerais, with 549,302 cases and . . .