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

This Sunday Brazil exceeded 50,000 deaths from coronavirus while Europe, the continent most hit by the pandemic, continues its lack of confidence with measures such as the partial reopening of the Spanish borders and in France the compulsory return of schools.

Meanwhile, covid-19 continues to spread strongly in the rest of the world. Especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, the new epicenter, where the figure of two million cases was exceeded on Saturday.

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

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

Despite the accelerated rate of growth of the figures, specialists warn that the peak of the contagions of the disease has not yet reached the country, they will have to face the most serious phase of the pandemic next July.

Despite this, several states began to relax social isolation measures, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. But forecasts are difficult in a country with a continental dimension, with 210 million inhabitants. Furthermore, the country is entering the southern winter.

Peru, the second Latin American country with the most cases (254,936), for its part, exceeded 8,000 deaths from covid-19, a few hours after shopping centers reopened on Monday after 99 days of confinement. With the gradual resumption of activities, the authorities are trying to stop the collapse of the Peruvian economy.

But fear of the coronavirus led the body that manages Machu Picchu, the Inca citadel turned into a jewel of tourism, to rule out its reopening in July.

In neighboring Bolivia, the epidemic has changed the face of indigenous ceremonies for the reception of the Andean New Year, this year they gathered fewer people and in some cases they went virtual.

And in Argentina, whose capital has been more than three months of mandatory social confinement, only slightly relaxed, the figure of 1,000 deaths from covid-19 has been reached and 41,191 infections have been registered.

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