Brazil becomes the second country most affected by Covid-19 with 330,000 cases
The Brazilian health authorities have confirmed a total of 20,803 new cases of coronavirus this Friday, so the global balance has risen to 330,890 positives and the Latin American country ranks second in the world most affected by the pandemic, behind States United.
According to the latest update of the balance offered by Johns Hopkins University, the United States continues to lead the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, with more than 1.6 million cases. Russia, now third, accounts for a total of 326,448 cases.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has also reported that deaths as a result of COVID-19 have risen to 21,048, a total of 1,001 new deaths compared to the balance offered the previous day. Brazil is the sixth country with the highest number of fatalities worldwide and the number has doubled in just eleven days.
On the other hand, Brazil, epicenter of the pandemic in Latin America, adds 135,430 people recovered from the coronavirus, registering 9,470 new cures. This number represents 40.9 percent of the total confirmed cases in the Latin American nation.
The contagion curve continues to increase rapidly in Brazil, a country of 210 million inhabitants. Doctors and experts fear that the number of positives is much higher due to the reduced number of tests carried out by the country.
Despite the rapid advance of the virus, the President, Jair Bolsonaro, has once again called for the lifting of restriction and confinement measures in order to reactivate the Brazilian economy. Most of the 27 states that make up the country are under harsh quarantine measures to stem the increase in cases.