Brazil surpasses US as new epicenter of COVID cases

The country had another big leap in coronavirus deaths and now has the fastest growth rate in the world as hospitals report being overfilled with patients.
1:32 | 05/28/20

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Now to the latest on Brazil emerging as the new epicenter of the pandemic. Cases there surging and the daily death toll is now surpassing that of the U.S. Our senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell has the latest. Reporter: This morning, another huge leap in coronavirus deaths in Brazil. The country now the new epicenter of the pandemic. The death toll there now surpassing 25,000 with infections topping 400,000. Brazil now has the fastest growth rate in the world with cases second only to the united States. Some hospitals report they're overthrown with patients. Meanwhile here in Mexico, the numbers also soaring with more than 8,000 now dead with spikes on both sides of the u.s./mexico border, concerns growing over large numbers of people still you can see there are thousands and thousands of vehicles crossing over from Mexico into America, increasing the risk of spreading the virus. Even so Mexico plans to relax restrictions for business and tourism next week with destinations like cancun re-opening to U.S. Tourists. Want to thank Ian Pannell for Now to all eyes that are on those new unemployment numbers that are due out later this our chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis is tracking the very latest and, Rebecca, several big companies are letting a staggering number of their employees go.

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