Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

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A new surge of COVID-19 in Brazil is filling hospitals and morgues, as the country's record daily death toll from the disease is nearing even the grim U.S. peak in January. With less than two-thirds the population of the U.S., Brazil logged nearly 4,200 deaths on Tuesday. That is close to the peak U.S. daily death toll of 4,476 recorded on Jan. 12, according to data maintained by Johns Hopkins University. Brazil is fighting a more easily-spread variant of the virus that has reportedly swept the nation in recent months. Brazil's federal government has left it to the states to control the virus, but the country's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been openly hostile to restrictions, which he says have damaged the economy. His supporters have...

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Brazil Tops 4,000 Daily COVID-19 Deaths, Nears U.S. Peak

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