Brazil No. 2 in death toll, goes past UK

15 Juin, 2020, 16:46 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Brazil is the hardest-hit nation in Latin America

A survey conducted by Hemorio found that 28 percent of people who donated blood during the Covid-19 pandemic had contact with the novel coronavirus.

The country overtook great britain to have the world's second-highest death toll per day after protesters made symbolic graves on a beach in tribute to the tens of thousands of Covid-19 victims.

The Ministry of Health reported yesterday a cumulative total of 828,810 confirmed cases of coronavirus, with 25,982 new infections in the last 24 hours, and another 909 deaths, numbers second only to the United States.

In Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, officials have an unorthodox plan to free up space at its graveyards during the coronavris pandemic. The containers will be delivered to several cemeteries within 15 days, the statement said.

Health experts are anxious about a new surge now that a decline in intensive care bed occupancy to about 70% prompted Mayor Bruno Covas to authorise a partial reopening of business this week.

Brazil's health system was "still coping", although some intensive care units were at a critical stage and under heavy pressure with more than 90 % bed occupancy rates, according to Mike Ryan, the organisation's top emergency expert.

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"Clearly the health system in Brazil across the country needs significant support in order to sustain its effort in this regard". Only the United States has higher numbers of deaths and infections.

MUSCAT - The Omani Ministry of Health announced on Saturday 1,006 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 22,077.

In China, Beijing said Friday it would delay primary school students returning to class after three new cases emerged in the capital - the first after two months of no reported infections there.

Brazil has emerged as a new epicenter in the world's battle with the novel coronavirus, which emerged in China late a year ago.

Chinese media said at least two of the infected people had visited a wholesale market dealing in fresh food.

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