Covid-19 Deaths

Politics • American • South America
2020-05-31T19:29:43+00:00
Chile close to 100,000 Covid-19 cases, more than 1,000 dead
Arturo Zúñiga, Undersecretary of Health, during a press conference
Arturo Zúñiga, Undersecretary of Health, during a press conference Credit: Ministry of Health (Twitter Reproduction)

The Chilean Ministry of Health announced Sunday the country reached 99,688 confirmed Covid-19 cases with a total death toll of 1,054.
According to the Ministry, only in May Chile had more than 83,000 new cases and 827 deaths.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-31T13:00:43+00:00
Brazil Covid-19 confirmed cases near 500,000, close to 29,000 deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference Credit: Júlio Nascimento/PR

Brazil's Health Ministry announced Saturday the country has now 499,440 confirmed cases of the virus and 28,834 deaths.

Politics • Asian • India
2020-05-30T12:24:01+00:00
India records 7,964 new infections in a single day - highest number so far

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has published an open letter to the nation in which he wrote that "Many feared that India would become a problem for the world when corona hits it. But today, through sheer confidence and resilience, you have transformed the way the world looks at us". This comes as the infection numbers have reached a new all-time high for India with 7,964 new infections and 265 deaths in a single day.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
2020-05-23T15:28:23+00:00
Cameroon Pastor and Faith Healer Dies of Covid-19

39-year old Cameroon pastor and faith healer Frankline Ndifor has died of Covid-19. Ndifor previously alleged he had cured people of the novel coronavirus by laying his hands on them. His followers, who were praying for his resurrection, blocked entry to his home and authorities had to enter Ndifor's home by force. The pastor died within 10 minutes after medical personnel arrived.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-22T16:59:05+00:00
Brazil reaches 300,000 Covid-19 cases with 20,000 deaths
New hospital in Manaus
New hospital in Manaus Credit: Ingrid Anne

After confirming 18,508 new diagnostics Brazil has now the third-largest number of Covid-19 infections in the world, after the United States and Russia with 310,087 cases.
Death toll from the virus crossed the 20,000-mark with 1,188 deaths.

Politics • European
2020-05-21T11:46:20+00:00
Sweden overtakes all other European countries in Covid-19 deaths per capita

Over the course of the past seven day recording period that ended Tuesday, Sweden has recorded the most Covid-19 fatalities per capita in all of Europe. The Scandinavian country recorded an average of 6.25 deaths per single day per million inhabitants according to the research platform "Our World in Data".

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-20T01:21:53+00:00
Brazil crosses the mark of 1,000 daily Covid-19 deaths, Trump considering a travel ban
Ventilator being installed in a Brazilian ICU
Ventilator being installed in a Brazilian ICU Credit: Marco Santos / Ag. Pará

Brazil's Health Ministry announced the country had 1,179 Covid-19 confirmed deaths in the last day, an all-time high. Since the pandemic started, the South American country death toll is 17,971, out of 271,628 people who have tested positive for the virus.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he is considering a travel ban: “Brazil is having some trouble, no question about it,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at the start of a cabinet meeting this Tuesday. “I don’t want people coming in here and infecting our people.”

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-19T11:57:29+00:00
Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy in number of Covid-19 confirmed cases
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Credit: Marcos Corrêa/PR (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

As President Jair Bolsonaro continues to downplay the pandemic, Brazil has now the fourth-largest coronavirus outbreak in the world, surpassing Italy and Spain in the number of confirmed cases.
Brazil's total number of cases reached 233,142 after the Health Ministry accounted for 14,919 new cases. The total number of deaths in the country is at 15,633.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-19T11:57:27+00:00
Brazil reaches 200,000 Covid-19 cases, close to 14,000 deaths
Cemetery Parque da Saudade in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas
Cemetery Parque da Saudade in São Gabriel da Cachoeira, Amazonas Credit: Paulo Desana/Dabakuri/Amazônia Real

Brazil's Health Ministry announced there had been 13,944 new cases and 844 deaths of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours in the country. Brazil has now 202,918 confirmed cases of the virus and 13,993 deaths.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-19T11:57:28+00:00
Brazilian Covid-19 death toll reaches 12,400 making it sixth worst affected country in the world

With 881 new registered deaths, the Latin American country now marks the sixth-highest death number due to Covid-19 in the world. The number of cases has increased by over 9,000. With a total of 177,589 cases, the country overtook Germany which stands at 170,000.

Politics • Asian • Russia
2020-05-12T14:09:24+00:00
Fire in Russian hospital started with a ventilator short-circuit

A fire that killed five people in the intensive care unit at St George Hospital, in St Petersburg, apparently started by a short-circuit in a ventilator.
According to Russia's NTV news website, the fire did not spread beyond one Covid-19 ward on the sixth floor, and doctors were quoted saying a short-circuit caused one ventilator "literally to explode".

Health
2020-05-11T16:48:11+00:00
Russia has third-highest number of Covid-19 cases

Russia currently counts over 220,000 Covid-19 cases, more cases than both Italy and the UK. On Monday, the country recorded 11,656 new cases. The death toll remains lower than in many other countries, currently standing at around 2,000 Covid-19 related deaths.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-19T11:57:27+00:00
Brazilian Covid-19 death toll reachs 9,897 after new daily record with 751 fatalities
Brazilian health workers protest for better working conditions
Brazilian health workers protest for better working conditions Credit: Vanessa Nicolav/Brasil de Fato (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Brazil's Health Ministry reported 751 new Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, a new daily record, taking the total to 9,897.
The country also passed the 10,000 mark of daily new cases with reported 10,222 since yesterday. The total number of cases totals 145,328.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
2020-05-09T07:02:36+00:00
Roy Horn, half of Siegfried and Roy, passed away

Roy Horn (75), magician, entertainer and half of the magic act duo Siegfried and Roy, passed away on Friday of complications from Covid-19.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-05-19T11:57:29+00:00
Brazil hits new Covid-19 daily record with 615 deaths
Crosses to be used in a public cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas
Crosses to be used in a public cemetery in Manaus, Amazonas Credit: Alex Pazuello/Semcom (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

According to Brazil's health ministry data, the country registered 615 deaths of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, and 10,503 new confirmed cases.
Overall, Brazil has registered 125,218 cases and 8,536 deaths due to coronavirus. New cases rose roughly 9.2% over the last 24 hours, while deaths increased roughly 7.8%.

Health
2020-05-05T20:38:59+00:00
UK overtakes Italy to record highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

The United Kingdom has overtaken Italy to report the highest official death tool due to Covid-19. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said this Tuesday that 29,427 people have died with Covid-19 since the pandemic began, while Italy revised its death count up to 29,315.

Health
2020-05-03T22:03:56+00:00
Brazil reaches 100,000 Covid-19 cases, more than 7,000 deaths
Streets being disinfected in Belem, Pará.
Streets being disinfected in Belem, Pará. Credit: Marcelo Seabra/Ag.Pará (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Brazil's Health Ministry announced there have been 4,588 new cases and 275 deaths of Covid-19 over the last 24 hours in the country. Brazil has now 101,147 confirmed cases of the virus and 7,025 deaths.

Health
2020-04-27T06:21:04+00:00
Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported

Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analyzed by the Financial Times, considerably higher than the 77,000 official Covid-19 deaths reported for the same places and time periods.

Health
2020-04-10T17:58:03+00:00
Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000

As of April 10th, over 100,000 people have died from the coronavirus. More than 1,6 million people have been tested positive so far.