Brazil has exceeded for the first time the milestone of 1.000 died of the coronavirus in a day, with 1.179 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total dead to 17.971, announced on Tuesday evening the ministry of Health.

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The country of 210 million people, which has detected 271.628 cases of the disease (Covid-19), had previously recorded a maximum of 881 deaths in 24 hours, may 12. The peak is expected by the experts that, at the beginning of June.