Brazil's daily Covid death toll surpasses 4,000

Brazil Covid-19

Gravediggers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 victim at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil on January 22, 2021.

Photo credit: Marcio James | AFP

Brazil registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours for the first time Tuesday, the health ministry said, as the country reeled from a surge of infections that has made it the current epicenter of the pandemic.

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