The number of confirmed cases of infection with coronavirus in Brazil has exceeded 200 thousand
As reported by the country’s Ministry of health on the evening of 14 may, the coronavirus has infected 202 918 Brazilians. In recent days, there have been 13 944 new cases of infection. Agency Reuters noted that this is a record daily increase in the country.
From the coronavirus died 13 993 patients, including 844 – over the past 24 hours. Mortality from infection is 6.9 percent. Recovered 79 of 479 patients.
Most infections registered in the most populated state in the country são Paulo- 54 286, reported the Veja São Paulo.
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. On may 14 he held a videoconference with representatives of big business, which encouraged them to influence state governors, so they agreed to soften the quarantine, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. He called the actions of the governors “war” and stressed that they should not decide “the future of the Brazilian economy”.
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 information of the American Johns Hopkins University, in the world of coronavirus has infected 4.4 million people, including more than 302, 4 thousand died, and 1.58 million recovered.
Brazil ranks sixth in the world in the number of infections and deaths from coronavirus.