Brazil exceeded 16 million cases of coronavirus this Saturday by adding 76,490 new cases on the final day. This makes Brazil the third country that has recorded the most infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has confirmed these data along with 2,215 new victims. Thus the total number of cases is 16,047,439 and that of deaths is 448,208, of which 1,899 were registered in the last 24 hours.
After this Thursday, Brazil confirmed the first cases of the Indian variant. The country’s health minister, Marcelo Queiroga, stated that “there is no evidence of community transmission” and announced the introduction of sanitary barriers in the state of Maranhao, where it has been localized.
“The idea is that we should do an active search of the traffic and exit points, looking for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. The main investigation sites would be city, federal and state highways and other access routes,” Queiroga said. according to eq.