Brazil: Over 4,000 Corona Deaths in 24 Hours for the First Time
For the first time on Tuesday, Brazil passed the grim milestone of more than 4,000 corona deaths in one day for the first time.
4,195 deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours, Brazil’s Ministry of Health reports.
The South American country with 212 million inhabitants has the highest number of corona deaths in the world after the United States; about 370,000. Brazil is also in second place after the US in terms of the number of infections. In total, the coronavirus has already been diagnosed in more than 13 million people in Brazil. In the past 24 hours, nearly 87,000 were added.
The coronavirus has been spreading in Brazil recently. One sad record after another has been broken in recent weeks. More than 15,000 corona deaths have been recorded in the last six days alone. This month there is an average of 2,757 per day.
Brazilian hospitals are now overcrowded in most places. In São Paulo’s metropolis, buses that are usually used for school transport are used to transport corpses. The cemeteries are so busy that there are also funerals at night to cope with the dead’s constant influx.
Populist right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who is regularly criticized for his chaotic policies towards the pandemic, regularly openly questions the measures announced by Brazilian mayors and governors.