Brazil overtook France in the number of cases of the new corona virus on Wednesday and registered 181,518 infections, more than 3,000 compared to the previous day when it overtook Germany, and is the sixth country most affected by the pandemic after Italy. .
According to the Johns Hopkins University report, the contagion rate in Brazil is 181,518 and exceeds 178,184 in France, but less than 222,104 in Italy.
In terms of fatalities, Brazil is in sixth place with 13,010, ahead of Belgium with 8,843 and behind France with 27,077. The Brazilian Ministry of Health has confirmed in its last part the death of 749 people by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
Brazil is therefore the region most affected by the Covid 19 pandemic in Latin America. Despite this, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has spoken out against the introduction of detention measures, as they would unduly damage the country’s economy.