the Number of identified cases of infection with coronavirus in Brazil has exceeded 500 thousand. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the country’s Ministry of health.

Earlier it was reported 498 440 infected, bringing the total number of infected has risen to 514 849 people. Since the beginning of the epidemic in a Latin American country killed more than 29 thousand patients.

Brazil occupies the second place in the ranking of countries by number of reported cases of coronavirus infection, behind only the United States, according to the data project at Johns Hopkins University.

on 23 may, the Director of the who programme on emergency health Michael Ryan called South America the new epicentre of the pandemic coronavirus. A few days before the German magazine Spiegel wrote that in Brazil, due to the large number of victims of the virus of the dead began to be buried in mass graves in stacked on top of each other coffins. Doctors warn that the country may die up to 100 thousand people because of lack of strict quarantine measures and non-serious attitude of the authorities to what is happening.