Brazil Surpasses 100,000 Deaths by Covid-19 with No Sign of When Pandemic Will End

Watch Folha's tribute on video to those who died from the disease and those facing absence

Less than five months after registering the first death caused by the new coronavirus, Brazil surpassed, on Saturday afternoon, the 100 thousand deaths resulting from the disease.

With the record of 538 new deaths since the day before 13:30 this Saturday, the country thus totals 100,240 deaths from the disease, according to data collected with the state health departments by the consortium formed by Folha, UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, the Globo and G1.

Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths by Covid-19 with no sign of when pandemic will end (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, COTIDIANO) - Folhapress

The number of registered cases, in turn, is close to 3 million, with 21,732 new notifications and a total of 2,988,796 people who have had the infection confirmed, but it is likely to be underreported. As a result, Brazil now has about 6.5% of the world's cases and 13.8% of those killed by the disease globally, although the country is home to only 2.7% of the planet's population.

"We are going to touch a life. To touch life and look for a way to get away from this problem," said President Jair Bolsonaro when commenting on the live figures last Thursday (6).

In the video below, Folha honors not only the dead but also those who will live forever with their absence. Click here and download and share the video.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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