KUWAIT, June 17 – Brazil set two world records in the number of new infections and deaths in the Corona virus – Covid 19 in one day by announcing 34,918 new infections and 1282 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The Brazilian Health Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday night that this brings the total number of infections to 923189 cases, while the number of deaths reaches 45,241 cases, which strengthens Brazil’s position as the second country in the number of corona infections and deaths after the United States.

The ministry indicated that the highest number of infections was recorded in the city of Sao Paulo by 8825 cases, which is in turn the highest number recorded by the city since the virus began spreading, bringing the number of infections in it to 190,285 cases.

The city itself recorded the highest number of deaths in the last 24 hours, with 365 deaths, bringing the total number to 11,132 deaths.