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Brazil Tops 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, Second Only to US

Brazil topped 1 million cases of the coronavirus, the only nation other than the US to pass the grim milestone.

The marker, reached Friday, highlights Brazil’s bleak economic outlook and a steep drop-off in support for right-wing President President Jair Bolsonaro because of his handling of the pandemic, The Guardian reported.

Brazil confirmed its first case of the infection Feb. 26. On Friday, the number of cases totaled 1,032,913 and the the death toll hit 48,954, the Health Ministry said. A new record daily number of cases was also set — 54,771.

Worldwide, cases have passed 8.6 million and more than 460,000 people have died, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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