RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Thursday, May 21st, the Ministry of Health published the most recent balance of cases and deaths caused by the novel coronavirus. The main data are:
20,047 deaths, there were 18,859 on Wednesday (May 20th);
There were 1,188 deaths recorded in 24 hours;
310,087 confirmed cases;
18,508 new cases were included in the balance in 24 hours;
125,960 patients recovered (40.6 percent) .
The country had reached the 10,000 death toll mark on May 9th. The number doubled in 12 days. Before that, the 5,000 mark had been . . .