Covid-19: Brazil approaches 250 thousand deaths after adding 1,428 deaths in 24 hours


Today, Brazil counted 1,428 deaths due to the covid-19, and has approached a total of 250 thousand deaths (249,957) since the beginning of the pandemic, registered in the country almost a year ago, informed the executive.

The South American country also registered 66,588 new cases of infection between Tuesday and today, totaling 10,324,463 positive diagnoses, according to the latest epidemiological bulletin released by the Ministry of Health.

The daily average of deaths due to covid-19 it has remained above a thousand for about a month and, for the second consecutive day, Brazil surpassed 60 thousand infections, after several weeks in the 50 thousand cases.

Two days from completing a year since the first case of covid-19 was diagnosed in Brazilian soil, the lethality rate of the disease remains at 2.4% and the incidence rate is now 119 deaths and 4,913 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants.

These figures confirm Brazil, with its approximately 212 million inhabitants, as the second country with the most deaths due to the covid-19 worldwide, after the United States, and the third with the highest number of infected people, after the American nation and India.

Of the 27 federative units that make up the country, São Paulo (2,002,640) Minas Gerais (853,459), Bahia (664,904) and Santa Catarina (652,895) are the ones that concentrate the highest number of infections.

The states where more Brazilians died due to the new coronavirus are São Paulo (58,528), Rio de Janeiro (32,574), Minas Gerais (17,974) and Rio Grande do Sul (12,029).

Brazil also occupies the third world position in the list of countries with the highest number of recovered (9.281018), at a time when 793,488 infected patients remain under medical supervision.

The South American nation trusts in its national immunization campaign, started in mid-January, to control the second wave of the pandemic that affects the country, despite the various obstacles it faces, such as the shortage of vaccines and the difficulties in negotiations for acquisition new doses.

In this sense, the Brazilian Ministry of Health announced today that it is beginning to distribute around 3.2 million doses to increase immunization in the country between the end of this month and the beginning of March.

At stake are two million doses of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine, imported from India, and 1.2 million of the Sinovac immunizer, produced in Brazil by the Butantan Institute.

“The arrival of more vaccines will allow the expansion of vaccination to other priority groups. Now, people from 85 to 89 years old, people from 80 to 84 years old, 3,837 indigenous people and 8% of health workers will be prioritized”, indicated the tutelage of Health in a statement.

With the arrival of new doses to the country, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro announced today that it will resume vaccination against covid-19 for the elderly, after being suspended last week for lack of immunizers.

A pandemic covid-19 caused at least 2,486,116 deaths worldwide, resulting from more than 112 million cases of infection, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.


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