News Brazilian state records more coronavirus deaths than China

-

- Advertisment -

Brazilian state records more coronavirus deaths than China

News Brazilian state records more coronavirus deaths than China

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has overtaken China when it comes to the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus.

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has overtaken China when it comes to the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus.

According to data released by Brazil’s health ministry on Saturday, there have been 4,688 coronavirus-related deaths in the country’s most populous state, which is home to more than 40 million people.

Official figures from China, which has a population of more than a billion, show the country has had 4,637 deaths.

In the country as a whole, Brazil had recorded 15,633 deaths and 233,142 cases of infection as of Saturday.

Data from the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University puts Brazil in sixth place worldwide in terms of deaths from the coronavirus.

Tensions over the virus response are growing in the country, as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to push for the country’s economy to reopen.

On Friday, his health minister Nelson Teich resigned after less than a month in the job.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

EFCC recovers N4.16 billion debt owed Nigerian government by lottery companies

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered at least N4.16 billion out of the debt owed the federal...

Lagos seeks monthly payment of house rent for residents

The Lagos State Government has called on stakeholders in real estate sector to work out modalities for residents to...

Chelsea agree personal terms with Declan Rice

Chelsea are interested in signing the West Ham midfielder Declan Rice this summer.The Blues need to add some defensive...

Bayelsa election: Governor Diri, INEC ask appeal court to reverse tribunal’s judgment

Governor Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State on Thursday in Abuja asked the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision...
- Advertisement -

Minister, others shun senate over 2020 budget performance

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, Thursday shunned the Senate when summoned to brief lawmakers of...

Labour insists on reversal of fuel price, electricity tariff hike

File PhotoThe organised labour Thursday insisted that the Federal Government should revert back to the old prices of petrol...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you