The moving average of deaths by covid-19, which records the oscillations of the last seven days and eliminates distortions between a high number of midweek and a low weekend, stood at 1,055 this Monday, 22. According to the consortium of press vehicles, 716 new deaths were registered in the last 24 hours and 30,231 cases.
In total, 247,276 deaths were registered and 10,197,531 people were infected in Brazil, according to the most recent balance sheet of the consortium formed by Estadão, G1, Or Balloon, Extra, sheet e Twitter in partnership with 27 state health departments. The data were released at 8 pm.
The State of São Paulo reached its higher number of hospitalizations in intensive care units (ICU) since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic. In total there are 6,410 hospitalized patients, a number higher than the 6,250 reached in July last year. 1,978,477 cases in the States and 57,842 deaths from covid-19 have been confirmed.
This Monday, the Ministry of Health reported that there were 26,986 new cases and 639 more deaths from covid-19 in the past 24 hours. In total, according to the folder, there are 10,195,160 people infected and 247,143 deaths. The numbers are different from those compiled by the press media consortium mainly because of the time of data collection.
Press media consortium
The balance of deaths and cases is the result of a partnership between the six media outlets that began 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, but it was maintained after government records continue to be released.