Brazil, second country to surpass 50,000 deaths from coronavirus

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Brazil surpassed 50,000 deaths from coronaviruses on Sunday, while Europe, the continent hardest hit by the pandemic, continues to lose control with measures such as the partial reopening of Spain’s borders and the return of mandatory schooling in France.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 continues to spread strongly in the rest of the world. Especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, the new epicenter, where the number of cases surpassed two million on Saturday.

With more than one million cases and 50,617 deaths, Brazil is the second most affected country by the coronavirus, behind the United States, which counts nearly 120,000 deaths and more than 2.2 million cases.

This week alone, Brazil registered five consecutive days above the 1,000 death mark, confirming the country as the second in the world in terms of both the number of victims and infections.

Despite the rapid growth in the numbers, specialists warn that the country has not yet reached the peak of the disease’s transmission curve, the most serious phase of the pandemic, in next July. Despite this, several states have begun to relax their social isolation measures, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. But forecasts are difficult in a country of continental dimensions, with 210 million inhabitants, and which is entering the southern hemisphere winter.

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