More than 4,000 Covid-related deaths has been recorded in Brazil in 24 hours.
Since the deadly pandemic came into the country, this will be the first time, such number will be recorded as a more contagious variant fuels a surge in cases.
At the moment, this development has caused overcrowding in hospitals in the country, placing the health system on the brink of collapse. One negative effect of this is that people dying as they wait for treatment in some cities.
Considering the number of casualties in the country, there hasn’t been any improvement as the total death toll is now almost 337,000, second only to the US.
Efforts have been made by President Jair Bolsonaro who has continued to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak.
Bolsonaro has also made comments concerning the negative effects that the pandemic will have on the country.
This has led to his argument that the damage to the economy would be worse than the effects of the virus itself,
He has also tried to revert some of the restrictions imposed by local authorities in the courts.
He also criticized quarantine measures while speaking to supporters outside the presidential residence on Tuesday, and suggested without evidence that they were linked to obesity and depression.
According to the health ministry, Brazil has recorded more than 13 million cases of coronavirus.