On June 12, Brazil overtook the UK in the number of deaths of COVID-19, making it the second-highest number of deaths in the world after the United States, according to figures released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
Specifically, according to Reuters News Agency, Brazil has recorded a total of 828,810 cases, of which the number of deaths was 41,828 people.
By comparison, the US is currently the world leader in both cases and deaths with 2,115,321 cases and 116,795 deaths according to Worldometers this morning, June 13 in Vietnam.
In a press conference on June 12, the World Health Organization (WHO) also affirmed that the Americas are the most affected area of COVID-19 in the world. In particular, North America and South America have 4 out of 10 countries most affected by the epidemic.
WHO’s emergency program expert Mike Ryan highlighted the worrying epidemic in Brazil and Mexico, saying the COVID-19 epidemic is active in Central America and South America.
The current disease situation in Brazil, one of the hottest places of COVID-19 in the world, is particularly concerned in densely populated cities.
Meanwhile, the Brazilian health system is facing many challenges when more than 90% of the intensive care beds (ICU) are exhausted.
Mexico now had nearly 134,000 people with COVID-19, the number of deaths also surpassed 15,900 cases this morning, June 13 according to the Worldometers update.
It is likely that the epidemic will increase when economic and social activities reopen, especially when there are not enough tests and the implementation of social gap is not enough.
However, Mr. Mike Ryan acknowledged that there are great pressure on countries to return to normal life to reduce the enormous economic losses caused by the epidemic recently.