Brazil coronavirus cases

Second worst-hit Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 60,000 as cases climb to 1.44 million

To date, more than 10.5 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 513,000 fatalities.

published on : 2nd July 2020

Brazil close to coronavirus vaccine deal, says AstraZeneca 

AstraZeneca director Jorge Mazzei told reporters on Monday that if the vaccine works he believes the hard-hit South American nation will get it at the end of the year.

published on : 30th June 2020

COVID-19: Second worst-affected Brazil crosses 1 million cases as virus spreads inland

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro still downplays the risks of the virus after nearly 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 in three months.

published on : 20th June 2020

COVID-19: Brazil's biggest cemetery to exhume graves to free up space as death toll surges past 41,000

The virus has so far killed almost 42,000 Brazilians, and Brazil passed the United Kingdom on Friday to become the country with the world's second highest death toll.

published on : 13th June 2020

With 909 new fatalities, Brazil COVID-19 death toll rises to 41,828, second highest globally

The news came as states and cities across Brazil start to ease restrictive measures introduced more than two months ago in hopes of limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

published on : 13th June 2020

Brazil govt yanks coronavirus death toll as data befuddles experts

Brazil's last official numbers showed it had recorded over 34,000 deaths related to the coronavirus, the third-highest number in the world, just ahead of Italy.

published on : 7th June 2020

COVID-19: With 1,473 deaths in one day, Brazil records highest spike since beginning of outbreak

That's equal to more than one death per minute, and means the country now has the world's third highest death toll.

published on : 5th June 2020

Coronavirus heads upriver in Brazil's Amazon, sickens native people

The country's hardest hit major city per capita is in the Amazon, Manaus, where mass graves are filling up with bodies.

published on : 17th May 2020

Ignorance spreads faster than COVID-19 in Brazil as many defy isolation norms despite 87,000 cases

Egged on by Bolsonaro, who has routinely scoffed at both the virus and stay-at-home policies, Brazilians are heeding his call for revolt.

published on : 1st May 2020

It's your fault: Brazil PM Jair Bolsonaro blames governors for COVID-19 crisis as tally nears 80,000

Addressing the media outside the Palacio de la Alvorada, Bolsonaro's official residence in Brasilia, he said that 'the invoice' of the deceased has to be sent to governors and mayors. 

published on : 30th April 2020

Coronavirus death toll passes 1,000 in Brazil; cases near 20,000

The latest figures according to Johns Hopkins University tracker gave a toll of 19,943 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1,074 deaths and 173 recoveries, so far.

published on : 11th April 2020

15-year-old boy from isolated Amazon tribe in Brazil dies after being infected with coronavirus

The 15-year-old, the first Yanomami to be diagnosed with the virus, was hospitalized a week ago at an intensive care unit in Boa Vista, the capital of the northern state of Roraima, officials said.

published on : 11th April 2020

COVID-19: Bolsonaro cites Lord Hanuman's Sanjeevani example to request India for hydroxychloroquine

In a letter to Mr Modi, Bolsanaro compared India's help and efforts in tackling the spread of COVID-19 to the efforts of Lord Hanuman in bringing Sanjeevani medicine from Himalayan mountains.

published on : 8th April 2020

Coronavirus epicenter in South America? Brazil's Sao Paulo 'expects' over 1,00,000 deaths

The forecast -- an official projection, the state government said -- would appear to put Brazil on track to become one of the worst-hit countries in the world.

published on : 7th April 2020

Brazil coronavirus death toll inflated to 'serve political interests': Jair Bolsonaro questions tally

Sao Paulo has been hit harder by COVID-19 than anywhere else in Latin America so far, with 68 of the 92 deaths registered in Brazil, according to the federal health ministry.

published on : 28th March 2020