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Covid-19 caused one in three deaths in Brazil so far this year

May 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Since this year began, one third of all people who've died in Brazil were victims of Covid-19.

Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)Since this year began, one third of all people who've died in Brazil were victims of Covid-19.

According to data from Brazil's National Civil Registry, 615,329 deaths were reported in the country between January 1 and April 30.

Since the pandemic began, Brazil has racked up one of the highest absolute Covid-19 death tolls in the world, second only to the United States, where Covid-19 was the third leading cause of death last year.

Relative to its population of roughly 211 million, the scale of Brazil's Covid-19 deaths is even starker: Brazil has suffered 193 Covid-19 deaths for every 100,000 people since the pandemic began -- higher than the United States' 176 deaths per 100,000 people, and 16 deaths per 100,000 people in India, where the virus is currently raging out of control.

When Brazil surpassed 400,000 Covid-19 deaths April 29, Bolsonaro commented briefly on the situation.

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