Coronavirus still grips world despite lockdown easing in Europe
Cases growing in Brazil, South Africa and India as Spain begins to open beaches and restaurant terraces
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The coronavirus pandemic continued to grip much of the world on Tuesday, as cases grew from India to South Africa and Brazil overtook the UK to become the country with https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/19/coronavirus-brazil-mexico-bolsonaro.
The US, Russia and Brazil now top the international table for confirmed cases, followed by the UK, Spain and Italy. Brazil has reported over 250,000 infections despite limited testing. Hospital officials say more than 85% of intensive care beds in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are full.