Brazil surpasses 30,000 coronavirus deaths – official

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Brazil surpasses 30,000 coronavirus deaths – official

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

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RIO DE JANEIRO,Brazil (AFP)— Brazil surpassed 30,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday as the disease continued to rip through South America's worst-hit country.

Figures released by the health ministry showed 1,262 deaths in the previous 24-hours, as well as 28,936 new infections.

The overall number of cases -- 555,383 -- makes Brazil the second most affected country by the crisis after the United States in terms of infections.

The official COVID-19 death toll of 31,199 released Tuesday is the fourth-highest in the world, after the US, Britain and Italy.


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