Deaths from coronavirus in Brazil confirmed 881 new deaths by COVID-19 on Tuesday in the last 24 hours, the highest number recorded since the start of the pandemic, bringing the total number of deaths to 12,400, according to the Ministry of Health.

During the last day, 9,258 new infections were also notified , bringing the total number of confirmed cases with the new coronavirus to 177,589, representing a growth of 5.4%

881 deaths from coronavirus in Brazil 13 May 2020

With the results released on Tuesday, Brazil surpassed Germany (173,034) in the world ranking and became the seventh country in the world with the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

In global statistics, the South American country occupies the sixth place in the number of deaths (12,400), behind France, which in the fifth place has 26,994 deaths.

The new record for the South American giant is recorded when cities such as Manaus or Rio de Janeiro have already collapsed because public health networks are crowded and private ones are on the brink of cap.

The previous daily mark was on Friday when 751 deaths were recorded in 24 hours.

According to the Ministry of Health, 40.9% of the total infected so far, corresponding to 72,597 people, are recovering from the disease, while 92,593 people (52.1%) are still under observation.

He also said that there are 2,050 deaths under investigation.

The state of Sao Paulo , the most populous in Brazil, with some 46 million inhabitants, continues as the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, with almost 4,000 deaths and more than 47,700 infected. It is followed by Rio de Janeiro with 1,928 deaths and 18,486 confirmed cases.

According to the daily bulletin of the Health portfolio, the states of Ceará and Pernambuco (northeast) and Amazonas (north) are the other regions of the country most affected by the new virus.