Brazil Records 165 New Deaths from Coronavirus in 24h; Total Deaths Is 2,906

Country has more than 45 thousand confirmed cases of Covid-19, but real number should be higher

Brazil registered 165 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health released on Wednesday (22). In total, there are 2,906 deaths by Covid-19 in the country.

The balance sheet also points to a total of 45,757 confirmed cases of the disease.

The previous day there were 2,741 deaths and 43,079 confirmed cases of the disease, There was a 6.2% increase in the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus and a 6% increase in the number of deaths.

Field hospital at Anhembi Center in São Paulo. (foto: Rubens Cavallari/Folhapress, NAS RUAS) - Folhapress

The Ministry of Health itself recognizes that bulletins released after holidays and weekends tend to show lower numbers than other days because health teams in the states work with reduced staff and, therefore, fewer tests are performed.

Also, the ministry has reported that the actual number of cases tends to be higher since only patients admitted to hospitals are tested, and some cases are waiting to be confirmed.

The order of the states with the highest death records did not vary from previous bulletins. São Paulo remains the most affected by the novel coronavirus, with a total of 1,134 deaths. This is followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 490; Pernambuco, with 282; Ceará, with 233; and Amazonas, with 207 deaths.

These same five states lead in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19. São Paulo has recorded 15,914 cases so far, Rio de Janeiro, 5,552, Ceará, 3,910, Pernambuco, 3,298, and Amazonas, 2,479.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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