RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - São Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state, registered a new daily record of 1,193 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday and extended restrictions imposed earlier this month through April 11, state authorities said on Friday, March 26.
Tougher measures taken on March 15 to slow the snowballing pandemic had been expected to last two weeks.
The death toll includes cases earlier this week that had been unreported due to a change in personal data required by the Health Ministry.
The previous high for daily deaths in Sao Paulo was 1,021 on Monday.
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