May 20, in Brazil coronavirus have been confirmed in 19 951 people, so the total number of infected people increased to 291 579, announced the Ministry of health of the country.
This is the highest daily increase in new infections in Brazil since the beginning of the epidemic, said the publication Terra. Before that the record was set on 19 may – 17 408 new cases. On may 8, in the country, with a population exceeding 210 million people, daily record more than 10 thousand new infections.
From infection in Brazil died 18 859 people (888 per day). On 19 may, the country reported a record number of deaths from the coronavirus – 1179.
From coronavirus infection COVID-19 have recovered 116 683 of the Brazilian, including 9889 – in recent days, 156 037 patients continue treatment.
First case of coronavirus infection has been confirmed in the country on February 26.
As noted by BBC News Brasil, due to the spread of the coronavirus state governments throughout Brazil have imposed quarantine and recommended to its citizens to avoid gatherings of people. At the same time, the President of the country Air Bolsonaro said about the exaggeration of the scale of the epidemic and advocates for the mitigation of quarantine.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 5 million, more than 1,89 million recovered, and 328,1 thousand died.
Brazil came in third in the world in the number of infected people. The number of deaths it six.