Brazil, ahead of Britain, came in second in the world in the number of deaths due to infection with coronavirus. It is reported by Reuters.
According to recent data, in the Latin American country recorded 828 810 cases of infection with coronavirus and 41 828 deaths. Over the past 24 hours, the number of patients has increased by almost 26 thousand, 909 people have died as a result of infection with the virus.
Earlier, Brazil suspended the publication of data on coronavirus on the website of the country’s Ministry of Health. According to President Jair Bolsonaru, updating the general information does not reflect the moment the state is in.
Michael Ryan, Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said the countries of the Region of the Americas were now the brunt of the coronavirus epidemic. According to him, four of the 10 states most affected by the virus are in North or South America. Ryan also noted that the virus is “very active” in this area.