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Brazil with record contagions and deaths, and a deal to purchase 100 million Pfizer doses

Thursday, March 18th 2021 - 08:35 UTC
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The health ministry said that 2,648 additional deaths were recorded over the previous 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total to over 282,000 deaths The health ministry said that 2,648 additional deaths were recorded over the previous 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total to over 282,000 deaths

Brazil has reported a single-day record of 90,303 new cases of COVID-19, as the country continues to grapple with mounting coronavirus infections and deaths.

The health ministry said on Wednesday that 2,648 additional deaths were recorded over the previous 24-hour period, bringing the country’s total to over 282,000 deaths – second only to the United States.

In related news Brazil has signed a deal with Pfizer Inc to purchase 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Brazilian officials have flagged their interest in a deal since President Jair Bolsonaro joined Pfizer executives on a video call last week, burying the hatchet after months of recriminations about stalled negotiations.

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