Brazil's coronavirus cases pass 5 million

# 09:39
8 October 2020

Confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Brazil have passed 5 million, with the country’s death toll approaching 150,000, health authorities confirmed Wednesday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.  

The country reported 31,553 new cases, bringing the total number of infections to 5,000,694. 

More than 36 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 1.05 million have died, according to data from US-based Johns Hopkins University.

As of Oct. 7, Latin America has reported 9.8 million coronavirus cases and 360,000 deaths, accounting for 34% of fatalities globally.