UPDATE: Brazil reaches 20,000 deaths

new cases hospitals Update: 1,128 confirmed Covid-19 infections, 18 deaths

According to the latest coronavirus update published by the Brazilian Health Minister, 1,188 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours — to a total tally of 20,047. The country has doubled its death count in just 12 days. Meanwhile, total cases reached 310,087, with 18,508 new infections recorded in the past 24 hours.

Among the top 5 worst-affected countries by Covid-19, only Brazil has an ascending curve. Over the past seven days, Brazil has registered, on average, 864 new deaths per day. It has been 66 days since the first casualty was recorded. At that same point into the outbreak, only the U.S. had more average new daily deaths (1,812). But the U.S. has a test rate per 1 million people that is 11 times higher than Brazil’s. 

Even with lower testing rates than all countries in the top 15 of total cases, Brazil has experienced a faster spread than most other nations.

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