BRAZIL VICE PRESIDENT HAMILTON MOURAO TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
The Vice President office on Sunday confirmed that Mourão has tested positive for COVID-19.
Mourão, President Jair Bolsonaro’s deputy, is the latest in a long line of senior Brazilian officials to contract the virus. Bolsonaro, a prominent coronavirus skeptic, was infected in July, and recovered.
In a statement, Mourão’s office said he tested positive on Sunday afternoon, and that he would isolate in Jaburu, his official residence.
Brazil’s health ministry on Sunday reported that Brazil registered 344 new COVID-19 deaths, and 18,479 fresh coronavirus cases.
Brazil now has nearly 7.5 million confirmed cases, and a total of 191,139 deaths from the virus since the outbreak began, according to the health ministry figures.