RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo State reached a total of 5,147 deaths caused by the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, May 19th. There were 324 confirmed deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, which represents an increase of around seven percent, and more than a thousand deaths in just one week - on Tuesday last week, May 12th, there were 3,949 deaths.
On Tuesday, São Paulo also topped the one-day record for confirmed deaths, which had been 224 deaths in 24 hours on April 28th.
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