The global number of deaths confirmed by the Covid-19 virus reached at least 400,000 deaths on Sunday, a day after Brazil’s government broke with standard public health protocols by stopping posting updates on the number of deaths and infections in the south of the country. American countryIn the whole world, at least 6.9 million people have been infected by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, whose aggregate count has become the world’s leading benchmark for controlling the disease. His accountant says the U.S. is leading the world list with nearly 110,000 confirmed deaths related to the virus. Europe as a whole has recorded more than 175,000 since the virus emerged in China late last year. However, health experts believe the John Hopkins count does not show the true tragedy of the pandemic. Many governments have struggled to produce statistics that can reasonably be seen as true indicators of the pandemic given the scarcity of diagnostic tests, especially in the first phase of the crisis. The authorities in Italy and Spain, with more than 60,000 deaths combined, have acknowledged that their death count is higher than the story told by the numbers. But Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro came to tweet on Saturday that his country’s disease totals are «unrepresentative» of Brazil’s current situation, insinuating that the numbers were really overestimating the spread of the virus. Critics of Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly clashed with health experts over the severity of the disease and has threatened to remove Brazil from the World Health Organization, said the decision was a hard-style leader’s maneuver to hide the depths of the crisis. Brazil’s latest official figures recorded more than 34,000 virus-related deaths, the third highest figure in the world behind the United States and Britain. It reported nearly 615,000 infections, placing it second behind the U.S. After Bolsonaro stoked his confrontation with health experts, Pope Francis warned people in countries leaving the lockdown to follow the authorities’ rules on social estrangement, hygiene and movement limits.» Be careful, don’t cry victory, don’t cry victory too soon,» Franciso said. «Follow the rules. These are rules that help us prevent the virus from progressing again.