COVID-19 Updates: Brazil deaths top 20,000

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COVID-19 Updates: Brazil deaths top 20,000
COVID-19 Updates: Brazil deaths top 20,000

Brazil suffered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths yesterday and is fast approaching Russia to become the world’s number two Covid-19 hot spot behind the United States.

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Brazil also passed 20,000 deaths on Thursday and has 310,087 confirmed cases, up over 18,500 in a single day, according to health ministry data. The true numbers are likely higher as Brazil has not carried out widespread testing.

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President Jair Bolsonaro is under growing pressure for his handling of the outbreak, which looks set to destroy the Brazilian economy and threatens his reelection hopes.

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