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Brazil surpasses the thousand coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time

May 20, 2020

Brazil has confirmed more than a thousand coronavirus deaths in a single day, particularly 1,179, for the first time since the health crisis began, equivalent to a total of 17,971 pandemic deaths in a country where the United States lives the third most affected country in the United States and Russia.

According to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University, Brazil also registered 17,408 new cases on Tuesday, for a total of 271,628.

Brazil joins other countries that have had more than 1,000 deaths in just 24 hours, such as the United States, which had more than 2,600 deaths in late April. France, China and the United Kingdom.

Brazil surpasses the thousand coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time
Brazil surpasses the thousand coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time

This Monday, Brazil, which has been the hardest hit location on the South American continent since the start of the global health crisis, overtook the UK as the third country with more cases of the new coronavirus after having done so in relation to Italy, France and the previous days Spain had done. .