Brazil Records 888 Covid-19 Deaths in 24 Hours, Nearing 19,000 Victims (May 20th)

In terms of confirmed cases, the country has broken a one-day record with a further 19,951 positive tests; 291,579 people have been infected to date.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, May 20th, one day after beating the mark of 1,000 daily deaths by the novel coronavirus for the first time, Brazil recorded 888 more deaths and 19,951 confirmed cases, the highest number yet. The country accounts for a total of 291,579 infections and 18,859 victims of Covid-19. The data was updated by the Ministry of Health.

Brazil, the sixth most populous country in the world, ranks third with the highest number of people infected by Covid-19, behind only Russia - with 308,705 confirmed cases - and the United States . . .

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