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Brazil Is Second Country To Officially Surpass 400,000 COVID-19 Deaths

The country lost 100,000 lives just in the last month.
Posted at 9:01 PM, Apr 29, 2021

Brazil became the second country – after the U.S. – to officially surpass 400,000 COVID-19 deaths. 

The country's lost 100,000 lives just in the last month. 

Health experts are warning cases and deaths could rise as the country enters winter, pointing to both local governments reopening too soon and a slow vaccine rollout.  

Less than 6% of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according the research group Our World in Data.  

President Jair Bolsonaro, who is being investigated by a Senate panel over his handling of the crisis, said he'll be the last to get the vaccine. He has also attacked mayors and governors who enforce coronavirus restrictions.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.