Brazil Rapidly Became Country with World’s Second-highest Covid-19 Death Toll

With 41,828 deaths, the country passes the United Kingdom. Researchers are witnessing an upsurge in the disease with the reopening of trade; one projection estimates 60,000 deaths by end-June.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two weeks were enough for Brazil to jump from fifth to second place in the ranking of countries with the highest number of deaths by Covid-19.

On Friday, June 12th, the country topped the United Kingdom (which records 41,481 deaths) by reporting 41,828 fatalities from the novel coronavirus. According to data from the Ministry of Health, the country records 828,810 infections - with 909 new deaths and 25,982 cases reported in the previous 24 hours - and is still investigating a further 4,033 deaths.

A month ago, health authorities and scientists warned . . .

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