Brazil COVID-19 deaths pass 100,000 milestone
Al Jazeera English
Brazil's death toll from the pandemic has surpassed 100,000, making it the world's worst outbreak after the United States.
Activists have marked it with an event on Rio's famous Copacabana beach.
They set out 100 black crosses and released 1,000 red balloons, one for every 100 people who died.
Since May, Brazil has reported an average of 1,000 deaths a day from the pandemic.
But President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently downplayed the crisis, despite being infected by COVID-19 himself.
Al Jazeera's Monica Yanakiev reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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