USA :Brazil exceeds 2.7 million cases and 93,000 deaths from COVID-19

Sao Paulo, Aug 1 (EFE) .- Brazil this Saturday exceeded 2.7 million cases and 93,000 deaths from COVID-19 after adding 45,392 infections and 1,088 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported.

According to the latest bulletin, in addition to the deaths recorded in the last day, another 3,458 are under investigation.

The South American country is currently the second in the world with more deaths and cases of coronavirus, behind only the United States, and since mid-May it has established itself with an average of 1,000 deaths per day, a figure that reflects the still critical situation. of the pandemic.

In just one month, the Latin American giant accounted for more than 30,000 deaths and next week could overcome the grim mark of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, a disease from which the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, recently recovered.

In the last five months, the coronavirus has spread throughout the country and has already reached 98% of the more than 5,550 municipalities, where 209 million inhabitants live out of a total of 211.8 million.

The gravity of the situation in Brazil, mainly in the south and center-west, has not prevented most of its 27 states from continuing their de-escalation.

The city of Rio de Janeiro today took a further step in loosening the rules of social distancing and this went to phase 5, which allows cariocas to take a bath in the sea and the restricted presence of street vendors in the sand .

Until now, sports activities were only allowed in ocean waters or on beaches.

The state of Rio de Janeiro became the second most affected by the pandemic in Brazil and is currently the fourth with the highest number of infections (167,213) and deaths (13,556), behind Bahía, Ceará and Sao Paulo.

(c) EFE Agency