Brazil’s Coronavirus death toll surpasses that of Britain

With 41, 828 deaths reported in the country, Brazil’s Coronavirus death toll, on Friday, June 12, overtook that of the Britain’s. With the new tally Brazil became the second highest in the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) saying that the nation’s health system was standing up to the pressure.

The WHO’s top emergencies expert Dr. Mike Ryan said, “The system as such from the data we see is not overwhelmed,” with few regions in the country using more than 80 percent of their hospitals’ intensive care bed capacity.

“The data we have at the moment supports (the vision of) a system under pressure but a system still coping with the number of severe cases,” said Dr. Ryan. On Friday, June 12, s total of 828,810 confirmed cases of Coronavirus cases have been reported by the Ministry of Health, with 25,982 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, and another 909 deaths.

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