The two countries most affected in the world by the Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil and the United States, again recorded more than 1,000 deaths each in 24 hours. Brazil also sets a national infection record on the day.
More than a thousand people have undergone Covid-19 in the United States and Brazil for twenty-four hours on an American continent where the pandemic is still developing rapidly.
Considered the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil experienced its third daily death toll on Thursday, May 28, with 1,156 deaths, a total of 26,754.
About 26,417 new infections have been reported, totaling 438,238, according to the Ministry of Health in the second most infected country in the world, behind the United States.
The South American giant, the sixth most scarred country on the planet, is now close to Spain and France (27,115 and 28,662), according to an AFP bill that stopped Thursday at 7 GMT.
Tensions surrounding the containment between Bolsonaro and the governors
Compared to the population of 210 million inhabitants, the figures for Brazil are less disastrous than other countries, with 125 deaths per million inhabitants, compared to more than 300 in the US and 580 in Spain.
But researchers estimate that the official figures may actually be fifteen times lower than the reality, since the tests are not conducted in a massive way.
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The pandemic is developing in Brazil in a climate of worsening tensions between the governors, in favor of containment measures, and President Jair Bolsonaro, who considers them an economic ruin.
Most states have introduced partial containment measures, though some have already begun to relieve them or have announced that they will do so soon. In some cases, the health system reaches saturation.
Condolences from Donald Trump
For its part, the United States registered 1,297 new coronavirus deaths in 24 hours on Thursday, according to the daily Johns-Hopkins University citation.
This leads to 101,573 the total number of deaths that have been lamented in the country, by far the most deprived of the pandemic, the symbolic mark of 100,000 deaths crossed the day before.
After tweeting and retweeting more than forty times on other topics since violating that threshold, without referring to it, President Donald Trump on Thursday expressed his condolences to the relatives of those who died of the virus.
We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemics to 100,000. To all the families and friends of those who have gone, I want to extend my inner sympathy and love for all that these amazing people stood for and represent. May the Lord be with you!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
Since the first death from Covid-19 was announced in late February, the United States has registered more than 1.7 million cases, according to the continuously updated numbers from Johns-Hopkins University.
However, experts, including immunologist Anthony Fauci, White House adviser, agree that these official reports are likely to be under reality.