Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Brazil Sees Record COVID-19 Toll as U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Top 106,000

HeadlineJun 03, 2020

In the latest news on COVID-19, Brazil has reported nearly 1,300 new coronavirus deaths, a new daily high for the country. Over 31,000 people have died from the virus in Brazil. More than 550,000 have been infected — the world’s second-highest total behind the United States.

Meanwhile, in India, the number of coronavirus infections has topped 200,000, and public health officials fear the peak could still be weeks away.

Here in the United States, the U.S. death toll has reached 106,000. Tyson Foods has revealed nearly 600 workers at a pork processing plant in Storm Lake, Iowa, have tested positive. Most were asymptomatic. Meanwhile, at least 16 graduating cadets at West Point have tested positive after returning to campus ahead of the June 13 commencement where President Trump is scheduled to speak in person despite warnings from public health officials about large public gatherings.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top