Coronavirus Kills More than One Person per Minute in Brazil

With a jump of 1,473 deaths in 24 hours, the country exceeds 34 thousand deaths by Covid-19 and surpasses Italy

At first, President Jair Bolsonaro called the novel Coronavirus the “little flu,” but now it kills more than one Brazilian every minute.

With a balance of 1,473 deaths by Covid-19 registered in the country in the last 24 hours, Brazil crossed the 34,000 deaths mark due to the new Coronavirus and surpassed Italy, the country that first symbolized the pandemic tragedy, and now it ranks as the third country with the most deaths in the world.

Only the United States, with 107 thousand deaths, and the United Kingdom, with almost 40 thousand, are ahead.

Gravediggers wearing protective suits bury the coffin of 48-years-old Jose Soares, who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Sao Luiz cemetery, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli - REUTERS

There were 30,925 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours alone, the Ministry of Health reported.

Altogether, there are 34,021 deaths and 614,941 confirmed cases in the country so far, with another 4,159 deaths under investigation.

It is the second day in a row with a record number of deaths. On Wednesday (3), 1,349 deaths were recorded in a 24-hour period.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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