Basilia: Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said. Brazil is the second-worst affected country in the world after the United States.
The ministry said there had been 45,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths over the last 24 hours, taking the totals to 1.8 million cases and 70,400 deaths.
Brazil, a country of 212 million, is the second worst-affected country in the world after the United States.
Brazil has registered 335 deaths per million inhabitants, which is less than the US with 403 or Spain’s 607.
However, in some states, such as Rio de Janeiro (653), Ceara (742) and Amazonas (726), the figures are way over the national average.
In four of the last five weeks, Brazil averaged more than 1,000 deaths a day.