Brazil broke a new record of deaths registered in 24 hours, with 474 deaths, and surpassed China in the total number of deaths from the new coronavirus. Brazil's previous daily record was April 23, with 407 new victims. The country is now the 9th country with the most deaths in the world.
According to the most recent bulletin from the Ministry of Health, a total of 5,017 people died from Covid-19. China, for its part, reports 4,637 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In Brazil, confirmed cases are also more concentrated in one region, the Southeast. At the same time, states in other regions already have a high rate of the disease, which is the proportion of cases by population - Amazonas, AmapÃ¡, CearÃ¡, Roraima, and Pernambuco have the highest rate.
In absolute numbers, SÃ£o Paulo still leads in the number of registrations, with 24,041 confirmed cases. Next is Rio de Janeiro (8,504), CearÃ¡ (6,918) and Pernambuco (5,724).
The state of SÃ£o Paulo also has the highest number of confirmed deaths, with 2,049 so far. Then comes Rio de Janeiro, with 738, and Pernambuco, with 508.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon