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The Financial Express

Brazil surpasses US in daily coronavirus death toll

Published: May 26, 2020 10:34:55 | Updated: May 27, 2020 18:39:25


A couple walks next to Leblon beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 25, 2020 — Reuters photo A couple walks next to Leblon beach, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on May 25, 2020 — Reuters photo

Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States, Reuters reported early on Tuesday.

Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the US with 1.637 million cases. Total deaths in the US has reached 97,971, according to Reuters tally compared with Brazil at 23,473.

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