• As Egypt harvests most deaths, infections in one day

The death toll in Brazil has exceeded that of Spain as the country becomes the fifth-worst affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

Reuters reports that Brazil’s Health Ministry has said another 1,124 people have died, taking the total number of fatalities to 27,878.

This number surpasses the 27,121 deaths researchers at Johns Hopkins University believe Spain has suffered.

Brazil, which now has the second-largest outbreak in the world, also registered 26,928 additional cases.

Egypt records most deaths, infections in one day since outbreak began

Egyptian Health authorities announced that they registered 1,289 new cases and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Health officials said the development marks another record of daily increases on both counts despite stricter curfew rules imposed in the country.

That brought the total number of fatalities to 879 and confirmed cases to 22,082, of which 5,511 people have recovered.

Reports said infections rose this week during Eid al-Fitr celebrations, at the end of the Ramadan fasting month, despite the government bringing forward a curfew by four hours to 5pm (EET, 4pm BST) and banning public transport for six days since Sunday.

COVID-19 cases rising in Egypt


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