Brazil surpasses Italy, Spain in COVID-19 cases

Brazil surpasses Italy, Spain in COVID-19 cases

Brazil surpassed Spain and Italy in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Brazil announced nearly 15,000 new infections on Saturday, taking its total to more than 230,000, the fourth-largest confirmed caseload after the US, Russia and the UK.

Despite the rising case numbers and fatalities, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of the outbreak.

A total of 15,633 people have died due to the coronavirus in the country so far.

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