Forbes: Brazil Now Has The World’s Worst Covid Outbreak. Experts Blame Variants.
Brazil faces its most severe Covid-19 surge since the pandemic began, with more daily infections and deaths than any other country in recent days, because of what some health officials are blaming on a coronavirus variant that has spread rapidly in Brazil, and reached other countries like the United States.
The Brazilian government reported 2,216 Covid-19 deaths Friday, and it posted a record 2,286 deaths on Wednesday, eclipsing the United States as the country with the world’s worst daily death count — last month, Brazil’s daily deaths almost never exceeded 1,500.
Infections in Brazil have also been on the rise for weeks, logging 85,663 new cases on Friday, the country’s second worst jump in infections since the start of the pandemic.
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More News On Brazil's Covid-19 Crisis
'Covid is taking over': Brazil plunges into deadliest chapter of its epidemic –– The Guardian
Coronavirus: Brazil struggles to keep pandemic under control — DW
Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals — CNN
Brazil Shunned as a Covid Superspreader by Nervous Neighbors — BloombergOriginal Article
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