In Brazil, the coronavirus has infected more than 1 million people, last night – almost 55 thousand

In Brazil the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 exceeded 1 million About it show the data of the Ministry of health of the country.

So, in the morning in Brazil contracted 1 032 913 people (54,77 thousand of them in recent days). About half of the cases have recovered (507,2 thousand). 48 954 human died (and 1.2 thousand in the last 24 hours).

Thus, Brazil ranks second in the world in the total number of confirmed cases COVID-19 and the number of deaths, second only to the United States ( according to Johns Hopkins University in the United States contracted of 2.21 million people, of which 119 thousand died, 606 thousand was recovered).

The pan American health organization on June 16 saidthat in Brazil there is no slowing of the pandemic. The organization said that the epidemic has not yet peaked in Latin America, and encouraged further measures to prevent the spread of infection.

According to the forecast of the Institute of metrics and evaluation of state of health of the University of Washington (USA), by August the number of deaths from the coronavirus in Brazil could exceed 125 million (the population of Brazil – over 209 million). The head of the Institute, Dr. Christopher Murray believesthat Brazil should follow the examples of China, Italy, Spain and the USA and impose a strict quarantine to reduce the negative consequences of the pandemic.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

On 19 June the head of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the spread of the coronavirus is accelerating. According to him, June 18, there were about 150 thousand new cases of infection, which is the highest since the beginning of the epidemic COVID-19.

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