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UPDATE: Daily deaths top 1,000 mark for the first time

. May 19, 2020
UPDATE: Daily deaths top 1,000 mark for the first time

According to Brazil’s Health Ministry’s latest coronavirus update, the country recorded 17,408 new infections (a new daily record) and 1,179 new deaths. It was the first time that new deaths reached four digits. The total numbers are:

  • 271,628 cases;
  • 17,971 deaths.
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An award-winning journalist, Gustavo has extensive experience covering Brazilian politics and international affairs. He has been featured across Brazilian and French media outlets and founded The Brazilian Report in 2017. He holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris.

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