Brazil tops 1 million cases as coronavirus spreads inland
June 19, 2020
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government confirmed on Friday that the country has risen above 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, second only to the United States.
The country's health ministry said that the total now stood at 1,032,913, up more than 50,000 from Thursday. The ministry said the sharp increase was due to corrections of previous days' underreported numbers.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro still downplays the risks of the virus after nearly 50,000 deaths from COVID-19 in three months, saying the impact of social isolation measures on the economy could be worse than the dis...