Coronavirus: Hard-hit Brazil removes data amid rising death toll

Sun Online Desk

7th June, 2020 01:37:25 printer

Coronavirus: Hard-hit Brazil removes data amid rising death toll

 

Brazil has removed months of data on Covid-19 from a government website amid criticism of President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the outbreak.

The health ministry said it would now only be reporting cases and deaths in the past 24 hours, no longer giving a total figure as most countries do.

Bolsonaro said the cumulative data did not reflect the current picture, BBC reported.

Brazil has the world's second-highest number of cases, and has recently had more new deaths than any other nation.

The Latin American country has more than 640,000 confirmed infections, but the number is believed to be much higher because of insufficient testing. More than 35,000 people have died, the third-highest toll in the world.

 


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