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SAO PAULO, June 24 -- Brazil on Wednesday reported a record daily high of 115,228 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 18,169,881, the Health Ministry said.
Some 2,392 more people died from the disease in the same period, raising the national death toll to 507,109, reported Xinhua.
Sao Paulo, the most populous state, remains as the country's hardest-hit region, where lockdown restrictions are extended until July 15 due to continuous increase in cases and hospitalisations.
Several states, including Sao Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Santa Catarina and Parana, have seen their healthcare systems overwhelmed.
Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, behind the United States and India.
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