Brazil confirmed 661 new deaths from coronavirus in the last day, with which the total of deaths reached 154,837, while the confirmed cases now amount to 5,273,954, after the notification of 23,227 new infections, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.
The figures keep Brazil as the second country in the world with the most deaths from covid-19, behind the United States, and the third nation with the most infected, after the United States and India.
In its daily report, the Ministry also noted that a total of 4,721,593 people have already recovered of the new coronavirus in the South American giant, while 397,524 patients are still under medical supervision.
Despite the still high numbers, the pandemia del Sars-CoV-2 It has been showing clear signs of slowing down in recent weeks in Brazil, which for months remained at a level above a thousand deaths a day and 60,000 infections a day.
Sao Paulo the most affected
The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous in the country with some 46 million inhabitants, remains the region with the largest absolute number of deaths (38,246) and confirmed cases (1,068,962), although the indicators point to a slowdown in the rate of infections for several weeks.
The richest and most industrialized state in the country ended last week with the lowest moving average of daily deaths since April, as well as with the lowest rate of new hospitalizations due to the COVID-19 of the last six months.
Sao Paulo is also responsible for testing the potential vaccine against the coronavirus developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac in Brazil, of which the central government intends to acquire 46 million doses for a value of 427 million dollars, as announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello.
Behind Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro It is the second Brazilian state with the highest number of deaths (19,836) and the fourth with the most infected (292,621), figures that have not prevented it from continuing with its early and accelerated de-escalation process.