Number of cases of coronavirus in Brazil has surpassed half a million, the country’s Health Ministry said.

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The country had recorded 514,849 cases of infection with the virus, the latest official figures showed.

After the United States’ nearly 1.8 million cases, Brazil is the country with the highest number of officially recorded infections worldwide.

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Brazil’s death toll is in fourth place globally, behind the U.S., Britain and Italy, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. There have been at least 29,314 virus-related deaths so far in the country.

In many cities in Brazil, hospitals have reached capacity. As a result of this, authorities have set up makeshift clinics in football stadiums.



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