Brazil surges to 2nd place in virus infections

An aerial view of the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery where new graves have been dug in Manaus. So far, Brazil has recorded more than 20,000 deaths since the pandemic started. – AFP pic, May 23, 2020.

BRAZIL has overtaken Russia as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections worldwide behind the United States, as the Americas emerged as a new centre of the pandemic.

The South American country has now registered 330,890 infections and 21,048 deaths from the new coronavirus, though experts say under-testing means the real figures may be 15 times higher or more.

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