Photos: Brazil’s daily Covid-19 death toll surpasses 4,000 for the first time

  • On April 6, Brazil reported 4,195 deaths due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The death toll exceded 4,000 for the first time in Brazil, making it only the third country in the world to go above that daily threshold in the pandemic's run so far. Only the US and Peru had recorded daily death tolls higher than 4,000 before Brazil.
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Gravediggers lower the coffin of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during her burial at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre on April 6. Brazil has reported a 24-hour tally of Covid-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold, AP reported.(Diego Vara / REUTERS)

Gravediggers lower the coffin of Maria de Lourdes Moreira Cruz, 58, who passed away due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), during her burial at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre on April 6. Brazil has reported a 24-hour tally of Covid-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold, AP reported.(Diego Vara / REUTERS)

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Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers prepare to move a Covid-19 patient to a municipal hospital in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state on April 6. Brazil's health ministry on April 6 said 4,195 deaths were counted in the previous 24 hours, with the nation's pandemic toll quickly approaching 340,000, the second-highest in the world, AP reported.(AP/PTI)

Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU) workers prepare to move a Covid-19 patient to a municipal hospital in Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro state on April 6. Brazil's health ministry on April 6 said 4,195 deaths were counted in the previous 24 hours, with the nation's pandemic toll quickly approaching 340,000, the second-highest in the world, AP reported.(AP/PTI)

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Healthcare workers travelling on a boat to the Santa Rosa community to vaccinate residents in Amazonas state on February 12. Only the US and Peru have had daily death tolls higher than 4,000.(Edmar Barros / AP)

Healthcare workers travelling on a boat to the Santa Rosa community to vaccinate residents in Amazonas state on February 12. Only the US and Peru have had daily death tolls higher than 4,000.(Edmar Barros / AP)

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Residents of the Paraisopolis slum hold empty pots with the Portuguese phrase "Brazil goes hungry" to demand food aid for those affected economically by the pandemic, in Sao Paulo on April 5. Sao Paulo state, Brazil's most populous with 46 million residents, registered almost 1,400 deaths in the latest count. Health officials said the figure was partly due to the Easter holiday, which delayed the count, AP reported.(Andre Penner / AP)

Residents of the Paraisopolis slum hold empty pots with the Portuguese phrase "Brazil goes hungry" to demand food aid for those affected economically by the pandemic, in Sao Paulo on April 5. Sao Paulo state, Brazil's most populous with 46 million residents, registered almost 1,400 deaths in the latest count. Health officials said the figure was partly due to the Easter holiday, which delayed the count, AP reported.(Andre Penner / AP)

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Relatives and gravediggers walk next to the coffin of a Covid-19 victim at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre on April 6. Miguel Lago, executive director of Brazil's Institute for Health Policy Studies, which advises public health officials, said lifting the lockdown is a mistake and fears that it will bring even higher death numbers, though he thinks it unlikely to be reversed, AP reported.(Diego Vara / REUTERS)

Relatives and gravediggers walk next to the coffin of a Covid-19 victim at Campo Santo cemetery in Porto Alegre on April 6. Miguel Lago, executive director of Brazil's Institute for Health Policy Studies, which advises public health officials, said lifting the lockdown is a mistake and fears that it will bring even higher death numbers, though he thinks it unlikely to be reversed, AP reported.(Diego Vara / REUTERS)

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A health worker from a Portuguese charity hospital sings for a Covid-19 patient inside the hospital ward in Belem, Para State on April 4. Covid-19 patients are using more than 90% of beds in intensive care unit in most Brazilian states, though figures have been stable since the past week, AP reported.(Tarso Sarraf / AFP)

A health worker from a Portuguese charity hospital sings for a Covid-19 patient inside the hospital ward in Belem, Para State on April 4. Covid-19 patients are using more than 90% of beds in intensive care unit in most Brazilian states, though figures have been stable since the past week, AP reported.(Tarso Sarraf / AFP)

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A police officer receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine on the first day of state government vaccination for police officers, at Barro Branco Military Police Academy in Sao Paulo on April 5.(Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)

A police officer receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine on the first day of state government vaccination for police officers, at Barro Branco Military Police Academy in Sao Paulo on April 5.(Amanda Perobelli / REUTERS)

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A nurse holds balloons during a protest demanding Covid-19 vaccines and in favour of SUS (Unique Health System) during World Health Day in Brasilia on April 7. According to Our World in Data, an online research site, less than 3% of Brazil's 210 million people have received both doses of coronavirus vaccines.(Adriano Machado / REUTERS)

A nurse holds balloons during a protest demanding Covid-19 vaccines and in favour of SUS (Unique Health System) during World Health Day in Brasilia on April 7. According to Our World in Data, an online research site, less than 3% of Brazil's 210 million people have received both doses of coronavirus vaccines.(Adriano Machado / REUTERS)

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