Brazil recorded a record number of fatalities in a 24-hour period when the number of coronavirus victims exceeded 20,000, the country’s health ministry said on Thursday.
Country is the epicenter of the plague in Latin America, and the highest number of one-day casualties in 1,188 pushed the overall death rate to 20,047.
Brazil has now recorded more than 310,000 cases, with experts saying the lack of testing means the actual number may be much higher.
Meanwhile, concerns continue to increase about the potentially devastating effects of widespread outbreaks in Indonesia poorest regions in the world.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reopened its Ebola era hospital in Guinea, only four years since the epidemic ended, when corona virus cases surged in the West African country.
The country is struggling to curb the virus, despite imposing travel restrictions and curfews at night, raising concerns about it. capacity to accommodate a developing plague.
Guinea’s weak health care system is now tense under pressure, with authorities having recorded around 3,000 cases of the corona virus to date, and 30 deaths.
Global infections are increasing sharply
The number of people infected with coronavirus worldwide has passed a gloomy landmark of five million, with most new cases appearing in America, Russia, Brazil and India.
The World Health Organization said Thursday that a daily record of 106,000 new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours – two-thirds came from only four countries.
The pandemic has officially claimed more than 330,000 lives – with more than half are recorded in Europe.
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