Brazil nears 50,000 coronavirus deaths and 1 million cases

Friday, 2020-06-19 10:40:48
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Nurse Jaqueline Borges Dias prepares medications for a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Emilio Ribas Institute in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 17, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)
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Brazil's Health Ministry reported new COVID-19 statistics on Thursday (June 18) showing the country fast approaching 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 50,000 deaths.

With the world's worst outbreak outside the United States, Brazil now has 978,142 confirmed cases and 47,748 deaths, up 1,238 from Wednesday (June 17), the ministry said.