Brazil has become a leader in the growth of deaths from pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a coronavirus. This is evidenced by data project at Johns Hopkins University, published on the website.

In recent days 807 people in the country died from the disease. Thus, Brazil took the first place in the world for daily increase in deaths: it surpassed the United States, where for the last day died 620. Only Latin American Republic died 23,4 thousand people.

According to the latest data, Brazil ranks second in the number of infections coronavirus infection — 374,8 thousand people. 153,8 thousand people were cured.

Outbreak of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a new type of coronavirus, was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. On 11 March, the who announced that the situation can be characterized as a pandemic.