Brazil hits record 100,000 coronavirus cases in a day

Brazil’s Health Ministry on Thursday reported over 100,000 new coronavirus cases for the first time since the outbreak in the country.

Iran PressAmerica: The record caseload, along with 2,777 more COVID-19 deaths, comes a day after Brazil surpassed 300,000 fatalities from the pandemic, the world’s worst death toll after the United States.

Brazil’s outbreak has set weekly records due to a patchy vaccine rollout, a lack of national coordination, and an infectious new variant.

Critics, including senior lawmakers with ties to the president, are increasingly blaming President Jair Bolsonaro for his handling of the pandemic. He has drawn sharp criticism for his efforts to block lockdowns, scorn masks, and sow doubts over vaccines.


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