BRASILIA, Jan. 26, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a press conference on the collapse of a dam, at Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, on Jan. 25, 2019. At least seven people were killed, nine injured and at least 150 others are missing after a tailings dam collapsed Friday afternoon in southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the state government said Friday evening. (Xinhua/Ernesto Rodrigues/AGENCIA ESTADO/IANS) by .
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil does not seem to have any respite in new detections and death rates. The Latin American nation has registered over 1,00,000 deaths and more than 3 million cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the government has reported.

The Ministry of Health on Saturday stated that in the last 24 hours, 905 more deaths and 49,970 new cases were reported, bringing the national death toll to 1,00,477 and total caseload to 30,12,412, Xinhua reported.

The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in the country, has been the most affected during the pandemic, with 25,016 deaths and 6,21,731 cases, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 14,070 deaths and 1,78,524 cases.

Brazil is one of the countries hit the hardest by the pandemic, second only to the US, both in terms of the caseload and death toll.

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