After two weeks, Brazil returned to register more than a thousand deaths by covid-19 in 24 hours; between yesterday and today, 1,031 deaths due to the coronavirus were confirmed, totaling 143,952 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The information, released by the Ministry of Health this evening, points to 33,413 new diagnoses of the disease, with 4,810,935 confirmed cases in the country. The last time the folder registered a daily death toll exceeding a thousand was on September 15, with 1,113 deaths.
The federal government considers 4,180,376 recovered cases and claims that there are 486,607 patients under observation.
Fiocruz asks for flexibility in the AM to be reassessed
Fiocruz (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz) today recommended that measures to prevent covid-19 be reinforced in Manaus and in the state of Amazonas. In a technical note, the foundation observes the upward trend in the cases of the new coronavirus and affirms that the situation “is strongly influenced by the records associated with Manaus residents”.
“In both cases, this growth is still relatively slow, but persistent”, says the text.
The foundation recommends the adoption of measures such as:
- Reinforcement of forms of individual and collective protection
- Increased ability to test suspicious cases and contacts
- Increased sensitivity of local epidemiological surveillance, with the expansion of the capture of suspects through passive demand and active search for cases, to identify and test contacts, constituting the transmission chains
Yesterday, in an interview with Globonews, the mayor of Manaus, Arthur Virgílio Neto (PSDB-AM), said he had proposed to Governor Wilson Lima (PSC) a new two-week confinement in the capital of Amazonas after the increase in the number of cases of 19. However, the governor declared on social networks that there is no possibility of a new lockdown in the state, and confirmed for today the return of face-to-face classes in the state public school system.
WHO asks for $ 35 billion for vaccines
The Director-General of WHO (World Health Organization), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, asked the international community to mobilize US $ 35 billion (about R $ 197.4 billion, according to the quotation of the day) for the Act-Accelerator program, which aims to accelerate the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines and drugs.
“This is less than 1% of the amount of the amount committed by G20 governments for stimulus packages,” he said.
Vehicles come together for information
In response to the Jair Bolsonaro government’s decision to restrict access to data on the covid-19 pandemic, media outlets Twitter, The State of S. Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo, G1 and Extra formed a consortium to work collaboratively to seek the necessary information directly from the state health departments of the 27 units of the Federation.
The federal government, through the Ministry of Health, should be the natural source of these figures, but recent attitudes by authorities and the president himself question the availability of the data and its accuracy.
* With information from Agência Brasil and Agência Estado