Brazil has reported a grim milestone in its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic, with over a thousand deaths related to the virus in the span of 24 hours. Here are the key points:
Highest Daily Death Toll: The Brazilian Ministry of Health confirmed that 1,179 deaths were recorded in a single day, marking the highest daily death toll in Brazil since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
High Infection Numbers: Brazil has become one of the worst-hit countries in the world, with 271,885 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 17,983 deaths, and 106,794 recoveries, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
Third Most Affected Country: Brazil is currently the third most affected country globally, following the United States and Russia. The country has been grappling with a surge in Covid-19 cases and related fatalities.
High Death Rate: Brazil has the highest death rate from Covid-19 in Latin America. The situation has led to the construction of mass graves in major cities, including Sao Paulo, to accommodate the increasing number of victims.
Dire Situation in Manaus: The city of Manaus, located in the Amazon, has been severely affected by the virus. The mayor of Manaus, Arthur Virgilio Neto, described the Covid-19 outbreak as a “natural disaster” and emphasized the urgent need for medical assistance and supplies. He called on the government to send volunteers, doctors, nurses, and medical equipment to help combat the crisis.