Brazil: 4,000 plus deaths in 24hrs

Brazil: 4,000 plus deaths in 24hrs

Brazil has recorded more than 4,000 Covid-related deaths in 24 hours for the first time.

The country’s total death toll is now almost 337,000, second only to the US.

Brazilian hospitals are overcrowded as people die awaiting treatment while the health system is on the brink of collapse in many areas.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continues to oppose any lockdown measures to curb the outbreak.

Speaking to supporters outside the presidential residence on Tuesday, he criticised quarantine measures saying they were linked to obesity and depression and led to unemployment.

President Jair Bolsonaro did not comment on the 4,195 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.