Brazil records 734 new deaths due to covid-19 in 24 h and adds up to 152,513 deaths

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The country recorded, in the last 24 hours, 734 new deaths from covid-19, totaling 152,513 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The information is from the consortium of vehicles from which the Twitter is part of.

29,498 new cases have been reported since yesterday, totaling 5,170,996 diagnoses for the new coronavirus.

The moving average of deaths, calculated based on the number of deaths in the last seven days, is 497, which represents a decrease in relation to the variation of 14 days ago.

Nineteen states showed a drop in the moving average of deaths and two showed a high.

Piauí (36%) and Paraíba (19%) were the states with an increase in the 14-day average variation. Five states and the Federal District remained stable.

All regions showed a decrease: Midwest (-27%), Northeast (-31%), North (-46%), Southeast (-20%) and South (-30%).

See the oscillation in the states:

  • Acceleration: PB and PI;
  • Stability: AL, DF, MA, MT RJ and SE;
  • Remains: AC, AP, AM, BA, CE, ES, GO, MG, MS, PA, PE, PR, RN, RO, RR, RS, SC, SP and TO.

Health Data

The Ministry of Health reported 749 new deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours. With this, the country reaches 151,747 deaths from the disease.

There are 27,235 new cases confirmed compared to yesterday, totaling 5,140,863 diagnoses due to the disease resulting from the new coronavirus.

The federal government considers 4,568,813 recovered cases and claims that there are 420,303 patients being followed up.

Minister diagnosed with covid-19

Communications Minister Fábio Faria announced today that he tested positive for the new coronavirus. He claimed to have attended a dinner last week at which other participants also became ill.

“Yesterday, I had a fever of 37.1 degrees together with a headache. I did that finger test and it was negative. Then I went to the hospital for a blood test that was also negative,” explained the minister on Twitter. “But the [resultado do] PCR was positive “.

Even with the symptoms, Fábio Faria gave a press conference yesterday to the press and, without wearing a protective mask, commented on the privatization plan for the Post Office.

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.

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