Added on : 2020-06-22 14:43:29
Brazil has become the second country, after the US, to register more than 50,000 Covid-19 deaths, which came amid growing political unrest and just days after the country confirmed more than 1 million coronavirus cases. As of Monday, Brazil registered 50,591 fatalities, with a total of 1,083,341 coronavirus cases, also the second in the world after the US, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
On Sunday, Brazil's Health Ministry announced that 641 more deaths had been registered in the past 24 hours. In the same period, it also registered more than 17,000 new infections. Brazil has recently been recording about 1,000 deaths a day, although figures at weekends tend to be lower. Many experts believe the lack of testing nationally - some of them say the level is 20 times less than needed - suggests the overall figures could be considerably higher.