Registered in Brazil 4195 deaths The new daily maximum value associated with covid-19 in the last 24 hours and accumulated Dead 336,947 Official news was reported on Tuesday since the pandemic began a year ago.
Ministry of Health report 86,979 new infections Coronavirus infection, the total number of infections has risen to 13.100.580, When the country was facing the worst of the pandemic, the public health system On the brink of collapse.
Brazil is the country with the second highest number of deaths and confirmed cases in the world, second only to the United States, although it is currently Brazil Where most people on earth died of covid-19, In the past week, more than 2500 people died on average every day.
The country’s previous highest daily death toll from covid-19 was on March 31, when it reached 3,869.
Data confirmation The pandemic worsens In this country of 212 million inhabitants, the vaccination campaign that began on January 17 is still proceeding at a slow pace because only 10% of the population has received the first dose of vaccine.
São Paulo is Brazil’s richest and most developed state, with a population of 46 million, similar to the population of entire countries such as Argentina or Spain, and again in Brazil New daily death record It reached 1,389 in the past 24 hours.
almost 90% of intensive care units The inhabitants of the São Paulo area were occupied. In the capital of the same name, the local authorities were forced to authorize night burial and employment due to the increase in death The school bus transports the dead body.
In the other 26 states of the country, the same situation has actually been experienced. In these states, the public network of hospitals is at the limit of its capacity and needs to be dealt with. Lack of essential medicines Suitable for the most severe covid-19 patients.
In addition, there are concerns about the spread of variants of the coronavirus that are considered more contagious, such as Rising in the Amazon (Northern), known as P.1, is already popular in several states of the country (such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo).
According to the Ministry of Health, this new strain is “Up to three times” is contagious, According to data from the Osvaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a leading medical research center in Latin America, cases have been detected in 21 of the 27 states in Brazil, and the British variant has been found in 13 of them.
Fiocruz warned in its latest announcement on Tuesday that the pandemic “may still exist.” Was at a critical level throughout April”, This will put more pressure on the almost collapsed public health system.
“Analysis shows that the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants They continue to circulate fiercely The agency said.