Global cases surpass 5 million, Brazil third most infected country

Global cases surpass 5 million, Brazil third most infected country

Posted on 05/22/2020

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According to the World Health Organization, globally the coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than five-million people and almost 330-thousand have died.

The countries with the highest number of cases are the US, Russia and Brazil respectively.

Brazil has set a record high for new confirmed coronavirus cases within 24 hours.

The health ministry reported nearly 20 thousand new confirmed cases Wednesday, bringing the nations total to 291,579.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has faced criticism for minimizing the pandemic even as cases skyrocket.

He has repeatedly dismissed COVID-19 as nothing more than a flu and has urged businesses to reopen.

The COVID-19 pandemic has some Americans concerned about standing in line to vote this November.

Posted - 5.21.20