Brazil set to overtake Italy as country with third-highest coronavirus deaths
Brazil records 1,349 deaths in day, with Mexico also registering over 1,000, as Latin American countries seek to reopen
Brazil is set to overtake Italy as the country with the third-highest Covid-19 death toll after a record 1,349 fatalities took its total to more than 32,500.
Brazil’s interim health minister made no immediate comment on the figures, which, unusually, were published late on Wednesday night in a move government critics suspect was designed to bury the bad news. The health ministry blamed “technical” problems for the delay.