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Brazil is the fourth highest country with Covid-19 fatalities: 29,314

Monday, June 1 2020 – 7:55 UTC


Brazil’s Ministry of Health indicates “there is no way to predict” when outbreaks will peak, and experts say the number of cases could be 15 times higher

Brazil reported a record 33,274 new cases of the new corona virus this weekend, the health ministry said, and the number of deaths surpassed France and is now only below the United States, Britain and Italy.

Brazil has now reported 514,846 confirmed cases of the corona virus since the outbreak began, the second transmission rate after the United States.

The death toll in Brazil from Covid-19, a respiratory disease caused by coronavirus, increased to 29,314 with 956 deaths in the past 24 hours the ministry said.

Brazilian states are preparing to ease quarantine restrictions despite warnings from public health experts who say the worst is still to come.

Brazilian right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has played down the gravity of the epidemic and criticized the locking for crippling the economy and causing widespread unemployment and hardship.

Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro remain the hardest hit countries in Brazil in terms of thin numbers, while per capita numbers are higher in poor north and northeastern states, where health facilities are reaching capacity.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has indicated “there is no way to predict” when the country’s outbreak will peak, and experts say the number of cases could be 15 times higher than the confirmed figure because there has not been extensive testing.

The pandemic spread throughout Brazil under a cloud of confrontation, when the governor and mayor implemented a temporary restrictive measure of President Jair Bolsonaro, who had pinned his hopes of being re-elected to a booming economy, had rebuked them for forcing what he called the “tyranny of” total quarantine . “

US death toll now reaches 103,685. Britain, meanwhile, has a toll of 38,376 and Italy stands at 33,340.



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