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Brazil Logs 1,66,539 New COVID-19 Cases & 358 Fatalities In Past 24 Hrs

BRASILIA: Brazil reported 1,66,539 new Coronavirus infections and 358 deaths in the last 24 hours, the National Council of Health Secretaries said Friday. With this, the nationwide tally has reached to 23,751,782. The death toll has been climbed to 622,563.

Brazil registered a mortality rate of 296.3 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants on Friday, while the incidence rate reached 11,302.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, it said.

The spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant has led to an increase in cases and deaths in Brazil lately, although mass vaccination in the South American country had considerably reduced the figures in recent months.