Brazil hit its daily record of new coronavirus infections at least 26,754 this Thursday, and there are already more than 438,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the South American giant, the world’s second most affected by the pandemic, behind the United States.
In addition, Brazil has surpassed the barrier of a thousand deaths for the third time in a row after blacking 1,156 other names that have already recorded 26,754 deaths. This emerges from a balance sheet of the Ministry of Health collected by G1.
By state, Sao Paulo is still the most affected (95,865) and deaths (6,980) ahead of Rio de Janeiro and Ceará. In fact, on the day the partial reopening of its economy was released, Sao Paulo recorded a contagion record – 6,382 more positive.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has questioned the measures taken by various regions to contain the pandemic and has repeatedly skipped the recommendations for social distance from the World Health Organization (WHO). He has also argued with his health ministers – two resigned in less than a month – over the response to the outbreak.
A poll released on Thursday by demoscopic company Datafolha shows that 43 percent of citizens reject the president, the highest since he took office on January 1, 2019, despite the president’s popularity continuing to rise by 33 percent. hundred.