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Brazil reports one million COVID-19 cases with 1,000 deaths in a single day

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Jun, 2020. 10:03 am
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Brazil has crossed a greater number of Coronavirus cases and reached to one million on Friday, reporting a new one-day record number of infections as the pandemic continues to surge in the country.

According to the health ministry, 54,771 new infections have been recorded, which surged due to “instability” in its reporting system, which meant some states were reporting figures from multiple days.

That brought the total number of infections in Brazil to 1,032,913, with 48,954 deaths.

Though, according to experts, the real numbers are probably much higher.

The country with 212 million people is one of the most worrying hotspots in the pandemic.

Since the start of June, it has registered the most new infections and deaths of any country in the world, according to official figures — more than 518,000 and 19,000, respectively.

It has recorded daily death tolls of more than 1,000 on each of the past four days.

Meanwhile, The World Bank predicts Latin America’s biggest economy will shrink by a record eight percent this year.

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