Record of new cases of Covid-19 Brazil: nearly 68 000 in 24 h

Record de nouvelles contaminations de Covid-19 au Brésil: près de 68 000 en 24 h

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil has registered Wednesday as a record of contamination coronavirus in 24 hours, with 67 860 new cases, announced the ministry of Health, bringing the total to more than 2.23 million people infected.

Five months after the detection of the first case, the country where the Covid-19 is the most lethal, after the United States complained in a total of 82 771 death Wednesday, after an increase large daily — 1 284 deaths — according to ministry data.

The last record of new cases daily of contamination was performed on June 19 (54 771) and the explosion of cases announced Wednesday, appears surprising.

Last Friday, the world health Organization (WHO) has stated that the pandemic had reached a plateau in Brazil, and had called the authorities to seize this opportunity to push back the disease.”

The official figures, brazilians are considered to be largely inferior to the reality by the scientific community, due to the lack of testing in this country including the president, Jair Bolsonaro, has also been contaminated, as well as several members of his government.

Mr. Bolsonaro is in quarantine extended after a third positive test leaked on Wednesday, two weeks after the announcement of the contamination.

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