Brazil has become the second country in the world to record more than 100,000 deaths to Covid-19.
The country recorded its first 50,000 deaths within three months but it took just 50 days for the virus to kill the next 50,000, suggesting Brazil is still a long way off reaching the peak of the pandemic even as bars and restaurants reopen.
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The nation of 210 million has recorded about 1,000 Covid-19 deaths per day since May. Brazilian officials announced there would be four days of mourning for the 100,000 who had lost their lives to the virus.
On Saturday, Brazilian authorities reported another 905 deaths in the last 24 hours – pushing the death toll over 100,000.
President Jair Bolsonaro – who tested positive for the virus and recovered last month – has previously dismissed the potentially fatal virus as a ‘little flu’.
Although he did not comment on the latest figures, he has been quoted in the past saying ‘we should carry on with [our] lives’.
The US is the only other country to report more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths.
Mexico has the world’s third highest death toll at 52,006, while the UK is fourth with 46,651, according to Johns Hopkins University.Photo Credit: Getty