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Brazil records 4,000 daily COVID-19 deaths for the first time

Summary List PlacementBrazil recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in one day for the first time. Brazil has seen its cases and deaths soar, and it is now on track to overtake the US as the country with the highetst number of coronavirus deaths, despite its population being two-thirds the size. Experts also worry that more worrying variants, like the more-contagious one helping to fuel the surge, could emerge as the virus spreads out of control. Brazil has recorded more than 13 million coronavirus cases and more thna 337,000 deaths from the virus. President Jair Bolsonaro opposes lockdown measures, and he has downplayed...

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Brazil recorded more than 4,000 coronavirus deaths in one day for the first time.

Brazil has seen its cases and deaths soar, and it is now on track to overtake the US as the country with the highetst number of coronavirus deaths, despite its population being two-thirds the size.

Experts also worry that more worrying variants, like the more-contagious one helping to fuel the surge, could emerge as the virus spreads out of control.

Brazil has recorded more than 13 million coronavirus cases and more thna 337,000 deaths from the virus.

President Jair Bolsonaro opposes lockdown measures, and he has downplayed the virus throughout the pandemic, spreading misinformation and at one point claiming Brazilians were immune.

He also told people in March: “Stop whining. How long are you going to keep crying about it?”

The country at times has dug mass graves for its coronavirus dead, with bodies pictured on the streets. The health system is close to collapse in many parts of the country.

 

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