Brazil exceeds 594,000 deaths from covid, although pandemic continues to decline

This content was published on September 25, 2021 – 10:22 PM

Sao Paulo, Sep 25 (EFE) .- Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by covid-19, exceeded 594,000 deaths from the coronavirus, although the pandemic has maintained its clear downward trend for several weeks, according to this report. Saturday the Government.

According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours the South American giant registered 537 deaths related to covid-19, in addition to confirming 15,688 new cases of the disease.

Thus, since the beginning of the pandemic, in February 2020, Brazil has already accumulated a total of 594,200 deaths and 21,343,304 infected by SARS-CoV-2, which places it as one of the three countries most affected by the pathogen in the world, next to the United States and India.

The average of deaths in the last seven days stood at 527 today, while that of daily cases was 16,140, ​​both figures slightly above those registered a week ago.

This is because the numbers have undergone adjustments in the last week due to an update of the data of several states that were dammed, which revised up the daily averages of deaths and positives.

Sao Paulo, the most populous state in the country, with some 46 million inhabitants, remains the region with the highest absolute number of cases (4.3 million) and deaths (149,078) from covid-19.

However, the state has registered this Saturday the lowest level of patients admitted for the disease in its hospitals in almost 18 months, since April 5, 2020.

The authorities attribute the slowdown of the pandemic in the country to the advance of vaccination, since more than 67% of the Brazilian population – among which more than 90% of adults stand out – have already received at least one dose of the vaccine anticovid.

Likewise, about 40.2% of the more than 213 million inhabitants of the country already have the complete immunization schedule. EFE

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