In Brazil, in just one day, the number of people infected with coronavirus increased by 26,928 people. This is a new record of daily increase in the number of confirmed cases. Their total number in this country has reached 465 166, reports TASS with reference to the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
According to a statistical summary, the number of deaths from a disease caused by a coronavirus has increased in Brazil to 27,878 (the fifth largest indicator in the world after the USA, Great Britain, Italy and France), over the past 24 hours there have been 1124. According to the Ministry of Health, only 677 776 PCR tests for COVID-19 (an infectious disease caused by coronavirus) were performed in the country. Almost 190 thousand patients recovered.
Previously, WHO reported that the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic has shifted to America. At the same time, Latin America has already overtaken both Europe and the USA in the number of new infections. In Brazil, it is predicted that by August the number of coronavirus victims could rise to 125 thousand.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaru has been harshly criticized for his policies in a pandemic. He has repeatedly stated that COVID-19 is no worse than the flu, for which he was dubbed “tropical Trump” in the media.
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