Fears Latin America reopening too fast as Brazil’s Covid-19 deaths surge

Posted by on June 3, 2020 12:01 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Brazil poised to overtake Italy as world’s third-highest number of fatalities while Mexico confirmed 10,637 deaths

Experts have voiced fears that Latin America’s two largest economies are reopening too fast as a record number of Covid-19 deaths left Brazil poised to overtake Italy as the country with the world’s third-highest number of fatalities.

The South American country recorded 1,262 deaths on Tuesday – a new daily record – taking its official toll to 31,199, not far short of the 33,530 deaths recorded in Italy. Brazil has recorded more than 555,000 infections – second only to the US.

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