Brazil Tops 2 Million Coronavirus Cases; Disease Now Affects One in 100 People

By Kyodo News 17 July 2020

SAO PAULO, Brazil—The number of coronavirus cases in Brazil has topped 2 million, meaning about one in 100 people have now been infected there, its health ministry said Thursday.

The overwhelming pace of the spread of the virus, with 20,000 to 40,000 new cases per day recently, is showing little sign of slowing after total infections topped 1.5 million on July 3.

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