Brazil has 2nd with fewer covid deaths in almost 5 months

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This Monday, Brazil registered 317 new deaths due to the covid-19, which brings the total number of deaths from the disease in the country to 142,058, according to data from the Ministry of Health.




Health professional treats Covid-19 patient in Rio de Janeiro, RJ 07/02/2020 REUTERS / Ricardo Moraes

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The number represents the 2nd business day with fewer coronavirus deaths in the country since May 4, when 277 deaths were registered. On Monday of the October 7 holiday, the number was lower than today (310 deaths). Records of contamination and death by covid-19 plummet on weekends and holidays. Data from the Ministry of Health indicate that Sundays and Mondays are the days with fewer notifications of new victims. The difference, according to technicians of the portfolio, is due to the duty regime in health centers and laboratories, which delays the transfer of information.

In the last 24 hours, 13,155 new cases of the disease caused by the coronavirus were also reported, with the total of confirmed infections in the country reaching 4,745,464. The daily number is the lowest recorded since June 1, when 12,247 new cases were reported.

Brazil remains the third country most affected by the pandemic in terms of the number of contaminated, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University. It is behind the United States and India, which occupy the first and second positions, respectively. However, in relation to the total number of deaths, the country remains in the second position.

Consortium points daily average of 687 deaths

The daily average of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Brazil was 687 this Monday, 28. The moving average records the oscillations of the last seven days and eliminates distortions between a high number of midweek and low weekend.

In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 16,412 new cases and 385 deaths, which increased the total to 4,748,327 infected Brazilians and 142,161 killed by the covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the media consortium, formed by Estadão, G1, O Globo, Extra, Folha and UOL, and done in conjunction with the state health departments. The Ministry of Health’s balance sheet indicates that there are 4,084,182 people recovered from the disease and another 519,224 who are being followed up.

The State of São Paulo, which has the highest absolute numbers in the country, recorded over 905 new cases and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours. Altogether, the State has 973,142 infections diagnosed and 35,125 deaths. According to a bulletin from the State Health Department, 839,629 people were recovered.

With information from Reuters e do Estadão Content.

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