Country records 716 new deaths by covid-19 in 24 h and adds up to 151,779 deaths

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In Brazil, 716 new deaths from covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. In all, the country has 151,779 deaths from the disease. The information was released by the vehicle consortium from which the Twitter is part of.

Between yesterday and today, the country had 26,675 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by the state health departments, totaling 5,141,498 diagnoses across the national territory.

The moving average of deaths continues to fall in Brazil. There were an average of 496 deaths in the last 7 days, down 29% from the same period 14 days ago.

Nineteen states showed a downward trend in the moving average of covid-19 deaths. While PiauĂ­ is up (55%).

All regions showed a decrease: Midwest (-32%), Northeast (-33%), North (-49%), Southeast (-19%) and South (-40%).

See the oscillation in the states:

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

Government data

In the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health recorded 749 new deaths from covid-19, totaling 151,747 deaths from the disease.

Since yesterday, the portfolio accounted for 27,235 new cases of coronavirus; in all, there are 5,140,863 diagnoses.

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

WHO fears further increase in deaths from covid-19

Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO (World Health Organization), said today that she fears that the recent global increase in new covid-19 infections will be followed by an increase in deaths.

“The increase in mortality always comes a few weeks after the increase in cases,” she said. “We are still losing about 5,000 people a day … so we shouldn’t be complacent about falling mortality rates,” he added.

European countries began to close schools and cancel surgeries, concerned about a further increase in coronavirus diagnoses.

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 Reuters

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