BUENOS AIRES

The novel coronavirus claimed a total of 1,156 lives in Brazil, 737 in Mexico, and 757 in India over the past day, according to health authorities on Saturday.

As the second worst-hit country from the virus, Brazil’s Health Ministry data showed the death toll reached 85,238 with latest fatalities, while the number of cases is over 2.34 million with 55,891 additions over the past 24 hours.

With a population of around 46 million, the state of Sao Paulo is the worst-hit region in the country. The number of cases stood at 463,218, while the death toll at 21,206 in the trade center of the country.

The number of recoveries was also registered as over 1.59 million in the country.

With over 211 million population, Brazil is viewed as the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America.

Mexico

The death toll hit 42,645 in Mexico with 737 additions in the past day, according to its Health Ministry.

The number of cases also reached 378,285 as 7,573 more people have tested positive for COVID-19. A total of 242,692 people have recovered from the disease.

The first coronavirus case in Mexico was recorded on Feb. 28 and the first fatality on March 19.

India

Indian Health Ministry announced the death toll reached 31,358 as 757 more people lost their lives to the virus over the past day.

The country confirmed 48,916 new cases, taking the tally to over 1,33 million. Over 849,430 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil, India, and Russia are currently the countries hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed over 639,652 people worldwide, with more than 15.73 million confirmed cases, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University. Over 9.04 million have recovered from the disease.

* Writing by Sena Guler in Ankara

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