Brazil hits 700,000 virus deaths, 2nd highest in the world

FILE - A man walks past a wall that reads in Portuguese “Memorial to the victims of COVID-19 in Brazil,” in the Senate building in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Brazil has officially recorded its 700,000th death from COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (AP Photo/Claudio Reis, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s government on Tuesday reported the 700,000th death from COVID-19 in the South American nation, which has the second most victims of the virus after the United States.