Brazil jumps to world No 2 in coronavirus cases, behind the US

BRAZILIA: Brazil became the world No 2 hotspot for coronavirus cases, second only to the United States after it confirmed that 330,890 people had been infected by the virus, overtaking Russia, the Health Ministry said.

Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus deaths on Friday, taking total deaths to 21,048, according to the Health Ministry.

The outbreak is accelerating. On Monday, Brazil overtook Britain to become the country with the third-highest number of infections. It surpassed Russia on Friday but is unlikely to pass the United States soon. The world’s No 1 economy has more than 1.5 million cases.

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