Brazil exceeds 140,000 deaths from coronavirus


This Friday (25), Brazil surpassed the mark of 140 thousand people who died due to the covid-19 after accounting for 826 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The moving average of deaths was 693 per day, which considers the seven-day period to avoid distortions throughout the week. In total, 140,709 Brazilians lost their lives due to infection with the new coronavirus, according to a survey by the media consortium formed by Estadão, G1, O Globo, Extra, Folha and UOL.

According to the balance sheet, another 32,670 positive tests for Sars-CoV-2 were added to the statistics and now the country has 4,692,579 confirmed cases. The Ministry of Health reports that 4,040,949 people have already recovered from the infection while 508,127 remain in follow-up.

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The National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) reported earlier that Brazil registered an additional 729 deaths due to covid-19 in the 24-hour period. As a result, the total number of deaths has reached 140,537 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The lethality rate (number of deaths per total cases) was 3%, while mortality – number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants – reached 66.9. In turn, the incidence of cases of the new Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus per 100 thousand inhabitants is 2,231.6.

According to the data update made at 18h by Conass, 31,911 people were diagnosed with the disease between yesterday and today. The balance totals 4,689,613 cases of contamination by the new coronavirus. São Paulo continues with the highest number of contaminations. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil, the region has registered 964,921 cases. In that period, 34,877 deaths occurred in the state because of covid-19.

In the ranking of states with the most cases, Bahia (303,058), Minas Gerais (283,479), Rio de Janeiro (259,488), Ceará (237,147) and Pará (225,542) also appear.

Regarding deaths, Rio de Janeiro is in second place, with 18,166 victims. Following are: Ceará (8,891), Pernambuco (8,129), Minas Gerais (7,056), Pará (6,427) and Bahia (6,503). The state of Rio de Janeiro, however, remains with the highest lethality rate, 7%.

The seven-day moving average of cases dropped to 27,776, while death dropped to 678.

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