Brazil passes 450,000 COVID-19 deaths, Health Ministry says

A patient arrives to the Municipal Hospital Albert Schweitzer amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazil on Tuesday passed 450,000 COVID-19 deaths, according to the Health Ministry, with an additional 2,173 fatalities in the last 24 hours and 73,453 new coronavirus cases.

Since the pandemic began, 452,031 people have died from the virus in Brazil, with over 16 million confirmed cases, official data show.

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