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With these figures, the South American country has a total of 22,013 deaths and 347,398 infected since the start of the outbreak in the country.

In the last 24 hours in Brazil there have been 965 new deaths from covid-19 and 16,508 new cases, the Ministry of Health reported this Saturday, May 23.

With these figures, the South American nation adds a total of 22,013 deaths and 347,398 infected since the start of the outbreak in the country. On the other hand, government statistics speak of a total of 142,587 recovered patients, after the number stood at 135,430 the previous day.

This Friday, Brazil became the second country with more positives for the disease in the world, second only to the United States, which already has 1,622,447 confirmed cases, according to a real-time count by Johns Hopkins University.

Jair Bolsonaro’s government has opposed decreeing a quarantine at the national level with the aim of no longer stopping the operation of the economy. However, some governors have taken isolation measures, which is why they have been described as “bullshit” by the president.

Earlier, the executive director of the Health Emergencies Program of the World Health Organization (WHO), Michael Ryan, warned that South America is becoming the new focus of the coronavirus pandemic, especially due to the situation in Brazil.