Brazil surpasses 100,000 deaths
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On Saturday night, Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Five months after their first case, Brazil has been hardly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The country has recorded more than 1,000 deaths a day, since late May. Over the last 24 hours, 905 deaths were reported.
The Health Ministry reported that as of Saturday Brazil recorded a total of 3,012,412 cases, second only to the United States.
On Saturday morning, a non-environmental group Rio De Paz, held a tribute for all the COVID-19 victims, by placing crosses on Copacabana beach, and than released 1000 red balloons.
Marcio fo Nascimento Silva, a taxi driver, said, ‘It’s very sad. Those 100,000 represent various families, friends, parents, children.’ He lost his children in the pandemic.
Mr. Silva added, ‘We reached that (100,000) mark and many people seem not to see it, both among the government and our people. They are not just number but people. Death became normal.’
President Jair Bolsonaro, a skeptic, and once referred to COVID-19 as a ‘little flu’, was infected a month ago. He has recovered from the virus recently.