Brazil on Monday surpassed 142,000 deaths from coronavirus since it registered the first case of the disease, just over seven months ago, which confirmed it as the second country in the world with the most deaths from COVID-19 after the United States, official sources reported.
According to the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours, 317 new deaths from coronavirus were registered in Brazil, as well as 13,155 new infections, bringing the total number of deaths to 142,058 and the number of cases to 4,745,464.
The figures also confirm the Latin American giant, with its 210 million inhabitants, as the third country with the most infections in the world, after the United States and India.
Average daily deaths
The figures of deaths and infections were below those of Friday (729 deaths and 31,911 cases), Saturday (869 deaths and 28,378 cases) and Sunday (335 deaths and 14,318 cases), but generally the statistics tend to decrease after the weekend for the reduction in the number of officials counting.
Either way, the number average daily deaths In the last 14 days, it fell from 758 on September 14, two weeks ago, to 736 on September 21, a week ago, and to 718 this September 28, thus maintaining its downward trend.
Exactly one month ago, the daily average of deaths in the last 14 days in Brazil was 927 and two months ago 1,030.
Contagions and lethality
In the same way, the average number of daily infections in the last 14 days fell from 39,740 on July 28 to 37,810 on August 28 and up 28.560 September 28.
According to the bulletin released by the Ministry of Health, the number of infected who recovered and were discharged rose to 4,084 million, which corresponds to 86.10% of the total, and the number of patients who remain under medical care reached 519,224 (10.90% of the total).
This indicates that coronavirus lethality in Brazil it is 3% of the total infected and that the country has a rate of 67.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and an incidence rate of 2,258.2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
The most affected areas
The state of Sao Paulo, the most populated and industrialized in the country with 46 million inhabitants, remains the most affected by the pandemic in Brazil, with 973,142 infections and 35,125 deaths as of Monday.
The second state in number of cases is Bay, with 306,629 infections, and the second in number of deaths is Rio de Janeiro, with 18,291 deaths.
Despite the reduction in the number of infections and deaths in recent weeks, some authorities fear that Brazil is facing a second wave of the pandemic in states such as Amazonas and Rio de Janeiro, where the statistics have been growing in recent days.
Rio de Janeiro has accumulated ten days in a row with an increase in the average deaths from COVID-19 compared to two weeks ago.