São Paulo registers 1,021 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, a new record (March 22nd)

São Paulo sets new Covid-19 deaths record in 24 hours, according the State Health Secretariat.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL - The state of São Paulo has recorded 1,021 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, according to data from the State Health Secretariat released on Tuesday, March 23rd.

The previous record of deaths in the state had been set last Friday, March 19th, when 679 fatalities caused by the coronavirus were recorded.

São Paulo's Health Secretary, Jean Carlo Gorinchteyn, stated that the Monday report adds up the deaths counted over the weekend, when delays usually occur in the counting. Still, it is the highest number of lives lost to the disease ever . . .

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