Brazil rapidly nears 500,000 Covid-19 deaths (June 18)

The daily average of deaths and infections in the last seven days reached 2,038 victims, and 72,192 confirmed cases, higher by 6.5% and 11%, respectively, than those recorded a week ago.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, recorded 2,495 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 498,000, the government reported Friday.

Since the first death from the virus was recorded in the country on March 12, 2020, 498,499 people have lost their lives to the coronavirus in the country.

Contagions in the country also continue to rise. After confirming 98,832 new cases, the number of people infected by the virus reached 17,801,462, according to data . . .

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