(ANSA) – SAN PAOLO, JUN 19 – Brazil has passed the half million death threshold caused by Covid-19. The local press reports, based on data from state health departments: the country now has 500,022 victims of the new coronavirus. Brazil has so far 17,822,659 confirmed cases while the vaccination proceeds slowly: in about five months of the campaign, less than 12% of the population has already taken the two doses. The milestone of 500,000 victims coincides with a new day of protests against President Jair Bolsonaro, accused of not having fought the pandemic and of having favored the circulation of the virus. (HANDLE).
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