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Global COVID-19 cases rise to 3.3m



Brazil records 474 deaths in 24hrs

OVER 3.3 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19; the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, with at least 233, 000 left dead.

  According to data compiled by the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the actual numbers may higher due to testing shortages. But there are hints of many unreported cases and suspicions by some governments to hide the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.

  The data also reveals that nearly 929,000 people have recovered from the virus as France has unveiled plans, including the adoption of aggressive testing, for a gradual relaxation of its nationwide lockdown from May 11.

  Meanwhile, Brazil reported the largest number of deaths in a single day as the outbreak there escalates and a political storm grows around embattled President Jair Bolsonaro.

  Brazil’s Health Ministry reported a record 474 people died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 5,017 in total.

  President Jair Bolsonaro had little to say when asked about the escalating coronavirus crisis.

  “So what? I’m sorry, but what do you want me to do?” he told reporters.

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