Death toll in Brazil rises

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Rio de Janeiro’s health authorities confirmed that a patient who died on Tuesday in Niterói, Greater Rio de Janeiro, was suffering from Covid-19. This is the first recorded death in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Like all other fatal Brazilian patients, the 69-year-old man had pre-existing conditions that made him more vulnerable to the virus. The state of Rio de Janeiro also confirmed that a 62-year-old woman who died on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro tested positive for the novel coronavirus. She suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure.