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Brazil passes 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, as cases top 3 million

August 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Cemetery workers in full protective gear carry the coffin containing the remains of Maria Pereira, 72, who died from the new coronavirus, at the municipal cemetery in Nova Iguacu, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. COVID-19 deaths in Brazil are rapidly approaching 100,000. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday as cases exceeded 3 million, according to the latest numbers by the country's Health Ministry.

Sao Paulo (CNN)Brazil surpassed 100,000 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday as cases exceeded 3 million, according to the latest numbers by the country's Health Ministry.

On Thursday, Bolsonaro said on Facebook Live: "The number [of Covid-19 deaths] is reaching 100,000.

"He used to say things like 'the virus won't attack me, it doesn't exist, it is something created by the media, by the communists, God will help me, it is just a little flu,'" Veloso said. .

According to Gisele Gus Manfro, a psychiatrist and professor of the psychiatry in Porto Alegre, the way the deaths are presented -- as numbers without a face -- and the sensation of powerlessness against the virus are generating a "trivialization of barbarism" in the country.

The country still has to deal with a high number of deaths and people seem numb about it," Cunha said.

And the website Inumeráveis, created to honor Covid-19 victims with individual tributes, is based on the premise that "there are those who do not like to be numbered; people deserve to exist in prose. " All the posts are prepared by volunteer journalists who use a questionnaire answered by friends and family at the time of registration.

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