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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 07:17 PM

Brazil Hits 500,000 Deaths by Covid

The country is the second in the world to surpass the figure and has not yet managed to contain the spread of the virus

Jun.19.2021 4:18PM

Everton Lopes Batista

Brazil has hit the mark of half a million deaths by Covid-19 this Saturday (19), according to official records from the local health departments of the states, gathered by the consortium of Brazilian press vehicles. The real number, however, must be even higher, since not all of those infected do indeed take the test to detect the presence of the coronavirus.

With that, Brazil becomes the second country to surpass the mark of 500 thousand deaths by the virus. The United States had done it previously, surpassing 600 thousand deaths on June 15. The difference is that, over there, over 148 million Americans (45% of the population) are currently immunized; around here, this number is around 24 million Brazilians (11% of the population).

With vaccination still at a slow pace, the virus keeps spreading to all regions. In the last week, there was an average of 2,000 deaths per day from the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. The daily average of new cases is around 70 thousand, which qualifies the current moment among the worst ones in the pandemic.

Since the first record of the disease in the country, in February 2020, over 17.8 million people have been infected by Sars-CoV-2 in Brazil — a number that is probably also underestimated.


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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 07:23 PM

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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 07:37 PM

2. bolsonaro outdoes trump per capita, by far

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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 07:49 PM

3. 500 roses placed on Rio de Janeiro beach to commemorate Brazil's COVID-19 deaths

Updated: 2021-06-21 05:54:49 KST

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Brazil became the second country after the U.S. to pass 500-thousand deaths from the coronavirus.
And five hundred roses were set on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach on Sunday, to memorialize the brutal milestone.
The symbolic display was created by activists from Rio de Paz,a non-governmental organization, that also criticized President Jair Bolsonaro's attempt to curb the disease.

"At the head of the republic, there is a president who violated all sanitary norms from the beginning of the pandemic. He underestimated the lethal power of the virus, participated in anti-democratic public demonstrations, stimulating the agglomeration."

Only about 11 percent of Brazil's population have been fully vaccinated.

Thousands of Brazilians protested in nationwide demonstrations on Saturday to denounce the administration for the management of the pandemic.


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