The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in Brazil has surpassed 500,000 people, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga said on Saturday.
“The pandemic, which struck our Brazil and the entire world, has claimed 500,000 lives. I am relentlessly working to vaccinate all Brazilians as soon as possible and change the scenario that has been tormenting us for more than a year,” the minister said on Twitter.
Queiroga expressed condolences to the friends and relatives of those who died due to the disease.
The country has registered more than 17.8 million COVID-19 cases.