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World exceeds 5 million cases of the new coronavirus

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World exceeds 5 million cases of the new coronavirus

People walk along Avenida Paulista wearing masks; Brazil is the third country most infected by Covid-19 – NurPhoto / Getty Images

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the world surpassed the mark of 5 million in this Thursday, 21, according to monitoring in real time of the Johns Hopkins University. Still according to the institution, there are more than 328 thousand dead and about 1.9 million recovered.

The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019, has spread strongly across the world and has been reported in 188 countries. Since April, Brazil has seen an increase in the number of cases and deaths and today ranks third among the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, behind Russia and the United States.

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Behind Brazil are the United Kingdom and Spain, which saw daily numbers drop dramatically after harsh measures of social isolation. The same happened in China, the first epicenter, and Italy, the second epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Due to the fast pace of positive diagnoses, with a record in the last 24 hours, Brazil should soon surpass Russia – today the difference is 17 thousand cases.

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Since the 1 million mark was registered in early April, Covid-19 has moved at a steady pace. On average, every 12.3 days the world records 1 million new cases. It was on May 9 that the 4 million mark was crossed, exactly 12 days ago. At this rate, the planet could reach 6 million cases in early June.

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