The number of coronavirus cases in Brazil surpassed 50,000 on Friday, as the country continues to be the worst-hit in Latin America.
US-based Johns Hopkins University’s running tally counted 50,036 cases and 3,331 fatalities.
The country leads South America in number of COVID-19 cases and virus-linked deaths. It has more than doubled Peru’s case count of 20,914, and counted almost six times higher death toll than Peru and Ecuador with a tally of 572 and 560, respectively.
In all, nearly 26,600 people have recovered from the disease in Brazil.
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