RIO DE JANEIRO | Six months after recording its first case of COVID-19, Brazil reached the threshold of 120,000 deaths linked to the epidemic on Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced.
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The number of officially recorded deaths is exactly 120,262, after the 758 recorded in the last 24 hours. At the same time, contamination increased by 41,350, reaching a total of 3,846,153.
Populated by 212 million people, the largest country in Latin America is the second most affected in the world by the coronavirus pandemic, behind the United States.
Unlike Europe and Asia, where contamination and death curves increased rapidly before dropping after several weeks of confinement, Brazil seems stuck for three months in an endless plateau, with around 1,000 daily deaths on average and many disparities between regions.