The moving average of deaths by covid-19 in Brazil stood at 562 on Monday, 12, according to data gathered by the media consortium. The number eliminates distortions and more accurately records fluctuations in the past seven days.
The consortium, formed by Estadão, G1, O Globo, Extra, Folha and UOL, counted 203 new deaths and 8,624 new cases in the last 24 hours in the country. The balance is based on data released by the state health departments.
In total, Brazil reached 150,709 deaths and 5,102,603 confirmed cases of covid-19. According to the balance sheet of the Ministry of Health, the country has 4,495,269 recovered from the disease, while another 457,450 are undergoing medical monitoring.
This Monday, the State of São Paulo recorded 37,279 deaths and 1,038,344 confirmed cases of covid-19. Within 24 hours, 23 deaths and 684 cases were recorded. The data is usually lower on Mondays, given the delay in registration and notifications on weekends. The occupancy rate of ICU beds is 42.6% in the State and 41.9% in Greater São Paulo.
The balance of deaths and cases is the result of a partnership between the six media outlets that started to work, since June 8, in a collaborative way to gather the necessary information in the 26 states and the Federal District. The unprecedented initiative is a response to the Bolsonaro government’s decision to restrict access to data on the pandemic. And it remained even after the maintenance of government records.
In its balance of the day, the Ministry of Health reported that Brazil accounted for 201 new deaths by covid-19 this Monday, in addition to 8,429 new cases. In total, there are 5,103,408 people with a confirmed diagnosis and 150,689 deaths from the disease.