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.

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.

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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