Brazil registers daily average of 505 deaths by covid-19 – Health


The daily average of deaths caused by the new coronavirus in Brazil it was 505 this Friday, 16. The moving average records the oscillations of the last seven days and eliminates distortions between a high number of midweek and low number of weekend.

In the last 24 hours, the country registered 30,574 new cases and 716 new deaths. In total there are 5,201,570 Brazilians infected and 153,229 killed by covid-19 since the beginning of pandemic, according to data from the press media consortium, formed by Estadão, G1, Or Balloon, Extra, leaf and UOL, and done in conjunction with the state health secretariats. Ministry of Health this Friday points to 4,619,560 people recovered from the disease and another 427,526 who are being followed up.

The State of São Paulo, which has the highest absolute numbers in the country, recorded an additional 5,627 new cases and 180 deaths in the last 24 hours. In all, the state has 1,057,240 infections diagnosed and 37,870 deaths. According to a bulletin from the State Health Department, 935,272 people were recovered. Occupancy rates for ICU beds are 41% in Greater São Paulo and 41.6% in the State.

In number of contaminated, Brazil continues to be the third country most affected by the pandemic, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University (USA). 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 second place.


The balance of deaths and cases is the result of a partnership between the six media that began to work, since June 8, in a collaborative way to gather the necessary information in the 26 states and the Federal District. In an unprecedented way, the initiative was a response to the Bolsonaro government’s decision to restrict access to data on the pandemic and remained even after the maintenance of government records.

According to the Ministry of Health, 30,914 new cases of infection by covid-19 and 754 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 5,200,300 infected people and 153,214 who died from the disease. The numbers differ from those compiled by the press media consortium mainly because of the time of data collection.


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