Relatives attend the burial of 64-year-old Raimunda Conceicao Souza, who died from the coronavirus disease in Sao Paulo [File: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters]

Brazil has recorded more than 1,000 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The 1,086 casualties, revealed on Wednesday, brought the total number of deaths to 25,598. With 20,599 new cases, the number of infected people has reached 411,821.


Brazil is the second most affected country after the United States, which has 1,698,581 cases and 100,276 deaths, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

Despite being one of the hardest-hit states, Sao Paulo, the biggest hotspot for cases in Brazil, will begin to gradually reactivate its economy on Monday.

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria announced on Wednesday that the

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