Brazil surpasses 4 million COVID-19 cases
Brazil surpassed 4 million cases of coronavirus on Thursday as a growing number of infections is being recorded throughout the country.
After the United States, Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Brazil also joins the US as only the second country in the world to have passed the grim milestone of 4 million infections.
While cases and deaths continue to rise, both Brazil’s infection rate and virus-related mortality rate appeared to decline last month; CNN analysis showed.
An average of 869 deaths was recorded daily in the final week of August, the country’s lowest daily average since May 20.
The global death toll from the virus nears 874,000 with 26,467,493 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization.