Brazil has confirmed a record 1,188 deaths in a single day this Friday, bringing the number of deaths to 20,047 since the pandemic started, according to the EBC news agency.
A total of 310,087 people were infected, according to the country’s health ministry in Brazil, the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America. However, doctors and experts fear that the number of infections is much higher due to the lower number of tests performed.
With a contagion curve that continues to grow rapidly, Brazil with 210 million inhabitants is already the third country with the highest infection rate in the world, preceded only by the United States and Russia.
Another 18,508 were infected on the last day, an increase of 6.3 percent over data collected on Wednesday when 291,579 people were infected.