RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic in the world today:
Brazil has record COVID-19 deaths
Brazil on Tuesday reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths just as the country’s new health minister nominee pledged to continue the controversial policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who has downplayed the severity of the disease.
The comments by cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga, a day after he was tapped by Bolsonaro, dashed hopes for significant change in course to curb a worsening pandemic. COVID-19 has killed more than 280 . . .