Brazil has become the second country to surpass 1 million COVID-19 cases. It could soon exceed the US for infections and deaths.
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Brazil's total number of COVID-19 infections has hit 1,032,913, according to Sky News. 

There was a major increase in new cases on Friday, with 54,771 new infections and 1,206 further deaths. 

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has frequently appeared to dismiss the severity of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the US surpassed 2 million infections earlier this month.

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