Posted: Wednesday, April 7, 2021. 2:17 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma: For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil has recorded over 4000 COVID-19 associated deaths in 24 hours, according to the BBC.
The BBC reports that Brazil is currently experiencing a surge in cases with overcrowded hospitals and people dying as they wait for treatment.
To date, 337,000 people have lost their lives to COVID-19 in Brazil, representing the second highest death toll in the world, following the US.
Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, continues to oppose lockdown measures to curb the increase in cases citing serious economical impacts.
The country has recorded over 13 million cases of COVID-19 and in March alone, 66,570 people died of COVID-19.
Brazilian Scientist and Physician, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, told the BBC that the country is now a threat to the entire effort of the international community to control the pandemic.
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