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Coronavirus: Brazil now fourth-highest nation in Covid-19 deaths

Added 06-01-20 02:04:02am EST - “Brazil records almost 1,000 deaths in a day, taking its overall number of fatalities past France.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Coronavirus: Brazil now fourth-highest nation in Covid-19 deaths”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The number of coronavirus fatalities in Brazil has risen by almost 1,000 in a day, making the country's overall death toll the world's fourth highest.

Its figure of 28,834 has now surpassed France, and only the US, the UK and Italy have recorded more deaths.

President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently played down the outbreak, although the country has the world's second-highest number of cases.

This puts it past France's total of 28,774. Even if new figures raised the French total back above Brazil, the trends in the two countries show deaths in the Latin American nation are on a far steeper upward trend.

Mr Bolsonaro is unlikely to alter his stance, arguing that the economic fallout of lockdowns is worse than the outbreak.

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