On Tuesday, Brazil recorded more than 3,000 deaths from the virus, for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic began a year ago, according to the Ministry of Health.
The ministry said that the largest country in Latin America recorded 3,251 deaths in Corona during the past 24 hours.
Brazil, which has a population of 212 million, has become, for more than two weeks, the first country in the world in terms of human losses resulting from the pandemic, and the daily death rate has reached more than two thousand.
The total number of the virus in Brazil rose to 298,676 deaths out of 12.1 million infected people, noting that many scientists say that the data published by the Ministry of Health do not reflect the extent of the epidemiological situation in the country.
This second epidemic wave pushed hospitals in most states of the country to the brink of collapse, as the occupancy rate of intensive care beds in them exceeded 80%, while the oxygen reserves of seriously ill patients reached “alarming” levels in six of the country’s 27 states.
The epidemiological situation in Brazil is a source of concern for the rest of South America.