Brazil’s daily Covid-19 death toll soared past 3,000 for the first time Tuesday as the hard-hit country struggles to contain a surge of cases.
The health ministry registered a record 3,251 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing Brazil’s overall death toll to nearly 299,000 – second only to the United States.
The latest bleak milestone came as President Jair Bolsonaro provoked public anger by saying Brazil would resume ‘normal life’ very soon thanks to the vaccination campaign that he had earlier criticised.
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