Coronavirus : Brazil becomes the second country the most grief-stricken in the world - The Point

The epidemic is far from over in Brazil. The largest country in Latin America became on Friday the second country in the world, behind the United States for the

Coronavirus : Brazil becomes the second country the most grief-stricken in the world - The Point

The epidemic is far from over in Brazil. The largest country in Latin America became on Friday the second country in the world, behind the United States for the number of deaths from the coronavirus, surpassing the United Kingdom with 41 828 deaths, according to data published by the ministry of Health. These figures, which for the scientific community are significantly higher in reality, reported an increase of 909 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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The largest country in Latin America, with a population of 212 million inhabitants, is also the second for the number of infections, behind the United States, with 828 810 case. The propagation of the coronavirus is so far from being controlled in Brazil, three and a half months after the first case of contamination, on the 26th of February, in São Paulo, and while this metropolis, such as Rio, has begun the resumption of economic and commercial activity.

The State of São Paulo, the most affected

The president of the brazilian extreme right-wing Jair Bolsonaro, which minimizes the pandemic from the beginning, and advocated the resumption of economic activities, has sparked an outcry after he called Thursday evening to the population of the filming of the hospitals to verify their occupation.

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The State of São Paulo, with its population of 46 million, is by far the most affected, with a quarter of deaths in the country (10 368) and 167 900 contamination confirmed. Then comes the one in Rio de Janeiro, with 7 417 deaths and nearly 78 000 cases of contamination. The United Kingdom had registered on Friday evening 41 481 dead of the Covid-19, appeared in China at the end of last year.

Updated Date: 13 June 2020, 02:33

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