Brazil has crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths with Covid 19 after recording a record number of 474 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health announced today.
Brazil is the country with the highest number of deaths with Covid 19 deaths in Latin America, with 5,017 cases out of 71,886 confirmed cases, followed by Peru, and it has exceeded the number of deaths recorded on its territory, the official death toll of the new Corona virus in China.
The ministry said in a statement reported by AFP that the death toll had increased, noting that it was examining 1,156 deaths suspected of being Coffed 19.
São Paulo is the richest and most populous state in the Brazilian state most affected by Coved 19 with 2049 deaths, or about 40 percent of the total death toll in Brazil.
Last week, Brazilian President Gayre Bolsonaro expressed his hope that the stone imposed in many states, with a population of over 210 million, will soon be lifted.
"I hope this is the last week of quarantine," Bolsonaro said, and a few days after he sacked Health Minister Luis Enrique Mandita, who supports the restrictions that the Brazilian president says are hurting the national economy.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, deaths exceed 9,000, out of more than 178,000 confirmed cases.
The Covid 19 pandemic has killed at least 214,451 deaths worldwide since the outbreak of the virus last December.
More than three million and 68,330 cases have been officially diagnosed in 193 countries and regions since the beginning of the epidemic, but this number reflects only part of the number of people actually injured, as tests to detect injuries in a number of countries remain limited to cases requiring hospital treatment, and among the injured, at least a recovered About 840,300 people.