Brazil becomes the third country to register the highest number of deaths

For the third consecutive day, Brazil registers a daily death record and becomes the third country in terms of deaths. For his part, Jair Bolsonaro continues to advocate a return to normalcy.

LeCovid-19 continues its race gallop panteauBrésil. The Latin American country became the third country in the world on Thursday (June 5) with the most deaths linked to the new coronavirus and exceeded the threshold of 34,000 dead and passed Italy after a new record of deaths recorded in 24 hours.

The latest report from the Ministry of Health reports 34,021 deaths and 614,941 confirmed cases, with 1,473 deaths registered since Wednesday evening, with the knowledge that the official figures are largely underestimated by specialists.

After the US and the UK

With 212 million inhabitants, Brazil has a population three times higher than that of Italy, which was the center of the pandemic in Europe and has 33,689 deaths.

Brazil still regrets 153 deaths of Covid-19 per million inhabitants, compared with 557.2 for Italy or 587.8 for the UK.

Brazil is the second country in the world in terms of infected people, behind the US, with 30 925 new cases confirmed within 24 hours.

For the third day in a row, the largest country in Latin America records record daily deaths, after 1,349 on Wednesday and 1,262 on Tuesday.

The Ministry’s figures were not released until after 10am, but no explanation was given for this late schedule. They were announced at 5pm at the beginning of the pandemic.

Bolsonaroplaide to return to normal as the virus rises

It has been almost three weeks since Brazil has had no health minister since NelsonTeich’s departure, replaced on an acting basis by EduardoPazuello, a general in business.

The state of São Paulo, the richest and most populous in the country, is still the most affected, with 8,560 dead and 129,200 confirmed cases before Rio de Janeiro (6,327 dead and 60,032 infected). However, these two states began a gradual recovery in economic activity this week.

The situation remains critical in poor northern states, such as the Amazon (with 2,183 dead) and Para (3,416), or in the northeast, such as Ceara (3,813) or Pernambuco (3,124).

Although the pandemic curves remain in full swing, the right-wing president, JairBolson, continues to advocate a return to normal business, in the name of preserving the work, and questioning containment measures taken by state governors.

With AFP