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Brazil surpasses Spain and becomes fifth highest in number of virus fatalities

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As of Friday Spain had recorded 27,121 deaths, with virus fatalities there rapidly slowing. Brazil could soon surpass France, which has seen 28,714 deaths. As of Friday Spain had recorded 27,121 deaths, with virus fatalities there rapidly slowing. Brazil could soon surpass France, which has seen 28,714 deaths.

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.

It also had a record number of new cases - 26,928 in one day - bringing the total number of infections to 465,166. The United States, Britain, Italy and France lead the world in coronavirus deaths.

As of Friday Spain had recorded 27,121 deaths, with virus fatalities there rapidly slowing. Brazil could soon surpass France, which has seen 28,714 deaths.

Brazil is second in the number of confirmed cases, though trailing far behind the United States which has 1.7 million infections.

Brazil has seen 131.2 coronavirus deaths per one million people - compared to more than 300 in the United States and 580 in Spain - but the pandemic has yet to peak in the country.

“There is no way to foresee” when the outbreak will peak, the Ministry of Health said, and experts say the number of cases in Brazil could be 15 times higher than the confirmed figure because there has been no widespread testing.

 

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  • Enrique Massot

    Some use weapons to kill fellow human beings; but heads of government are much more efficient in the task -- they kill thousands by doing nothing. This is the case of Jair Bolsonaro, a man lacking any shred of empathy for the citizens of his country.

    The same way the coronavirus pandemic will be remembered for time to come, the sad presidential period of Bolsonaro will be remembered as one of the saddest periods in Brazil's history.

    Let's hope it becomes soon just that; a sad souvenir of a dark period.

    May 31st, 2020 - 01:50 am 0
  • Pugol-H

    Bolsonaro will probably do like Trump, blame the Chinese.

    May 31st, 2020 - 01:42 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    (I posted this last night on the MercoPress thread about Chile in answer to Enrique's continuous ignorant mendacity maligning both Brazil and Chile — that's also applicable here.)
    _____________________

    I'm currently savoring a wonderful Viña Laura Hartwig Cabernet this evening and I have to completely agree with Enrique about the tremendous undeniable social injustice and police brutality happening now in the Americas.

    I'm watching it on television tonight. Although the BBC terribly misspelled Florianópolis using “Minneapolis” and it's obvious that Bolsonaro has lost control of his country. (I never realized that Brazil had TARGET department stores.)

    Those brutal Brazilian riot police ordered by Bolsonaro obviously demonstrate that people are justified in burning buildings due to social inequality. (Those Brazilian rioters are frighteningly concerning as they are not maintaining safe and prudent COVID-19 social distancing.)

    Also, I'm fascinated how our progressive cousins' Ministerio de Salud statistics are far lower than ours. (Of course, Argentine government statistics have always been a paragon of truth.)

    However, I do need to politely correct Enrique who's confused about who was the Chilean Minister Public Works (and later president) who PRIVATIZED public utilities and so much more, that today is being blamed upon Pinochet.

    “In 1988, Ricardo Lagos Escobar helped put his country on the road to democracy.”
    https://www.joc.com/chiles-ricardo-lagos-paves-way-nations-future_19940918.html

    (Read and you'll understand why I think Enrique is full of mendacious bullshit.)

    By the way, that “Island” Enrique refers to is progressing well and I have high expectations of an indoor bathroom facilities installed in two weeks time. He's correct that life is currently great.

    We should all be thankful for the opportunity to improve your own life as well as those people you care for.

    I do indeed embrace the British SAS motto: Who Dares Wins

    ¡Saludos!

    May 31st, 2020 - 02:09 pm 0
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