Brazil passed 20,000 deaths on Thursday and has 310,087 confirmed cases, up over 18,500 in a single day, according to Health Ministry data.
Brazil sees record daily death toll; poised to become world’s No.
Anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.
The country's national health agency clarified Friday that the surprising new figures were the result of a new accounting method, and not linked to a much-feared second wave of the virus.
US President Donald Trump said Friday he had talked with the family of George Floyd, the African American man who died while a policeman kneeled on his neck during an arrest, sparking riots.
The mayor of Minneapolis declared a strict curfew for the US city on Friday after three nights of violent protests over the death of an unarmed African American man in police custody.
The U.S. will be redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.