In Brazil, the number of people infected with coronavirus has exceeded 1 million. It is reported TASS with reference to the Ministry of health of the country.

the Total number had risen to 1 032 913. The number of deaths reached 48 954, as reported 507 200 recovered.

In recent days there has registered 54 771 new infection, which is a record figure for Brazil during the pandemic. It is noted that the focus of infection in the country are the South – Eastern são Paulo state and its capital. In the region there are 211 658 232 infected and 12 died.

However, according to the project of the Johns Hopkins University, in Brazil, the incidence is only approaching 1 million and is at 1:30 Moscow time 978 142.

Previously a Professor at the University of são Paulo, an expert in the field of vaccinology and the study of the fundamentals of infectious diseases Helder Nakaya called the reasons for the rapid growth of new cases of infection with coronavirus in Brazil. According to him, there are several explanations for the magnitude of the pandemic. First, a large number of cases related to the size of the country — the fifth largest territory in the world and first in South America. Secondly, Brazil is a major hub and the most important country on the continent, so the state was brought in a lot of cases from the United States and Europe.