Brazil registers record death rate, marking it as global hotspot for Covid-19

Brazil registered its highest Covid-19 death toll for a single day, with 881 new deaths confirmed over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said Tuesday.

Subscribe to France 24 now:
http://f24.my/youtubeEN

FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7
http://f24.my/YTliveEN

Visit our website:
http://www.france24.com

Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
http://f24.my/youtubeEN

Like us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English

Follow us on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/France24_en

In This Story: Brazil

Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

2 Recent Items: Brazil

  • France slaps quarantine on travellers from coronavirus hotspots
  • Wildlife returns to polluted Brazil river
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Voices of young climate activists: how the pandemic changed the way we protest
  • EU vaccine deal: Pfizer-BioNTech to supply 1.8 billion doses
  • Defeating Covid-19 Takes a ‘Global Community’: Johns Hopkins
  • Are Markets Back To a Recovery Narrative?
  • A symphony in yellow, red and blue: Kandinsky’s iconic canvas goes online
  • In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • French prosecutors open terror probe into policewoman’s killing near Paris
  • A symphony in yellow, red and blue: Kandinsky’s iconic canvas goes online
  • France, Europe and the pandemic: One year of Covid-19 (part 2)
  • France, Europe and the pandemic: One year of Covid-19 (part 1)
  • Sierra Leone attempts to win back tourists
  • Alexei Navalny ends hunger strike, citing poor health
  • Leave a Comment