Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 70,000
2020-07-11 at 20:44
Brazil’s coronavirus death toll has now surpassed 70,000, according to official figures.
Over the past 24 hours, 1,200 people have died.
Brazil has the second highest number of reported deaths and infections in the world and experts say there is no indication that the spread of the virus is slowing down.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the peak is not expected in Brazil until next month.
However, a number of places including São Paulo and Rio have started reopening shops and businesses.
Earlier this week Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced he had tested positive for the virus but said on Friday he was feeling “fine”.