Brazil goes from 153,600 deaths by Covid; moving average is 493 | National Newspaper


The moving average of coronavirus deaths fell by more than 15% for the sixth consecutive day. Alan Severiano brings the pandemic figures updated by the press consortium.

This Saturday, the moving average of deaths is 493 deaths per day for the past 7 days. Compared to the average of two weeks ago, there is a 25% drop.

There were 461 deaths from Covid in the country in the last 24 hours, 153,690 Brazilians died from the disease. From Friday (16) to Saturday (17), 22,097 new cases were confirmed. The official number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic is 5,223,667.

The moving average of cases is 20,261 new cases per day, in the last seven days, a reduction of 22% in relation to the average of 14 days ago.

This Saturday is the sixth day in a row that Piauí appears on the map with high deaths by Covid-19. Health officials say the increase is due to the crowds caused by election campaigns and the failure to comply with protection measures. The Electoral Justice, the Public Ministry and the Health Surveillance will meet with the parties to try to find ways to campaign without increasing contamination in the state.

This Saturday, the average is 10 deaths per day, number 25% higher than the registered two weeks ago, 2,286 people have died in Piauí since the beginning of the pandemic, 17 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.

Three have a high average of deaths. The same ones that were on Friday: Piauí, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte.

The highest increases were registered in Rio Grande do Norte (+ 440%) and Paraíba (+ 31%).

Recalling that, according to the state government, deaths in Rio Grande do Norte are on the rise because old deaths are being investigated and recorded only now.

The Federal District and four states are stable: Maranhão, Alagoas, Sergipe and Rio de Janeiro.

With a drop in the moving average of deaths, there are 19 states: Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima, Amapá, Pará, Tocantins, Ceará, Pernambuco, Bahia, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.

The biggest falls were registered in Pará (- 58%) and Amapá (- 57%).

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