The office of Hamilton Murao, the Brazilian Vice President, said that tests had tested positive for the Corona virus, while the country recorded 344 new deaths from Covid-19..
Morao is the latest senior Brazilian official to contract the virus. President Jair Bolsonaro, a prominent coronavirus skeptic, was infected in July and has recovered.
The vice president’s office said in a statement that the results of the tests that Mourao underwent were positive and that he will isolate himself in Jaburu, his official residence..
In a separate framework, the Brazilian Ministry of Health said on Sunday that it had recorded 18,479 new cases of coronavirus and 344 deaths related to it during the past 24 hours..
The ministry data showed that Brazil recorded a total of about 7.5 million confirmed cases and 19,139 deaths from the virus.