Brazil’s Covid-19 Death Toll Now Second Highest In the World After US
The death toll of Covid-19 cases in Brazil has reached 41, 901 and becomes the second country with highest fatalities after United States of America who has 116, 000 deaths.
The figure from Brazil is the result of a joint effort of the country’s major news outlets after expressing frustration over alleged suppression of the true death toll by the government.
President Jair Bolsonaro stopped the reporting of the number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities.
The ‘Coronavirus Panel’ created by the health ministry was also taken offline and some information was erased from its portal.
He accused his former health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, of producing “fictitious” Covid-19 statistics in a bid to keep Brazilians at home.
United Kingdom used to be the country with the second highest Covid-19 deaths which is 41,481, before been displaced by Brazil.