Sumary of Brazil sets daily COVID-19 death record:
- Brazil has set a record of 4249 coronavirus deaths in a day, as overwhelmed hospitals run low on supplies and the country nears record levels of deaths seen in the United States..
- The single-day record from the worst of the US outbreak was 4405 deaths registered on January 20, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)..
- While cases there wane as immunisations ramp up, Brazil’s outbreak is spiralling out of control, with vaccines in short supply and the president fighting lockdowns..
- Brazil’s public healthcare system has shown growing signs of buckling under the caseload, and a survey by the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANAHP) this week suggests even the richest hospitals are running short on critical medicine..
- Three out of four private hospitals said they had a week or less of supplies for treating COVID-19, including oxygen, anaesthesia and essential drugs for intubation, according to the ANAHP survey of 88 member hospitals across the country..
- President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has played down the risk of the country’s hospitals running out of medicine, as the right-wing leader tries to allay fears of the virus, while railing against state and local efforts to restrict movement…