WORLD Brazil tops 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases


Brazil tops 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

By Li Xiaoxiao | People's Daily app

06:35, July 17, 2020


Brazilian COVID-19 positive patient Edinilson Silva, 47, is taken out of plane, which is equipped as an ICU unit, upon arrival to the city of Santarem, Para state, Brazil, on July 15, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Rio de Janeiro (People's Daily) – Brazil’s coronavirus cases surpassed 2 million on Thursday, according to the Brazilian Health Ministry.

In the past 24 hours, Brazil reported 45,403 new cases, bringing the total to 2,012,151. Meanwhile, authorities also registered 1,322 new deaths to take the total fatalities to 76,688.

Brazil becomes the 2nd country to hit 2 million COVID-19 cases. On June 19, the country reported its 1 millionth case; however, it took only 27 days for the second million cases. 

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