Brazil surpasses Russian Federation in confirmed virus cases, becomes the world’s second worst

Brazil surges to second in coronavirus cases worldwide

Brazil has now recorded more than 310,000 cases, with experts saying a lack of testing means the real figures are probably much higher.

Nine African countries had 50% rises in cases in the past week, while others have seen a decline or have stable rates, Ryan said.

Gravediggers wearing protective suits carry the coffin of a person who died from the Covid-19 pandemic during a ceremony with no relatives, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo May 22, 2020.

Whereas the U.S. stays the highest epicenter with greater than 1.6 million infections, South America has shortly overtaken different areas for the number-two spot, with the World Well being Group (WHO) warning of a dramatic spike in circumstances there. The outbreak of an infection may be very excessive on this Latin American nation.

"In a way, South America has grow to be a brand new epicenter for the illness", Dr Mike Ryan, the WHO's prime emergencies knowledgeable, informed a press convention on Friday, noting that Brazil is "clearly probably the most affected".

Unlike in Europe and the United States, where the elderly were hardest-hit, a significant number of deaths in Brazil have been younger people, who are often driven by poverty to work despite the threat of infection.

As the toll mounts, grave-diggers at a cemetrey outside Sao Paulo were scrambling to keep up.

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The pandemic has hammered the American economy and led to calls for an end to virus restrictions, despite the COVID-19 numbers still rising in the United States - the worst-hit country in the world with 1.6 million infections and 96,000 deaths.

The president threatened to "override" governors who defy him, but it was unclear whether Trump had any authority to force them to do so.

With this, Brazil has overtaken Russian Federation in circumstances of corona virus an infection.

Britain confirmed Friday that it would impose a 14-day quarantine on global arrivals in addition to its ongoing social distancing rules.

Serbia said, meanwhile, that the Exit Festival in Novi Sad - one of Europe's biggest music events - could go ahead in August as planned, and in Italy Florence's famous Duomo cathedral reopened to the public.

But in Russian Federation authorities reported the highest ever daily death toll of 150, suggesting Covid-19 is not yet under control in the world's biggest country by area.

In Brazil, Sao Paulo state, home to 46 million of the country's 210 million people, accounts for 76,871 cases and almost 30 per cent of the deaths.

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