Brazil Should Reach 1 million Cases by the End of this Week

If it keeps up daily average, country will reach the mark by the end of this week

This Tuesday (16), Brazil recorded the highest number of infected with Covid-19 in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic, almost three months ago. There were 37,278 confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. If the current rate of infections is maintained, Brazil should reach 1 million cases by the end of this week.

This Tuesday, the country recorded 1,338 deaths in the last 24 hours and reached a total of 45,456.00 deaths due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. There are already 928,834 people infected with Covid-19.

Field Hospital Pacaembu in Sao Paulo. ( Foto: Lalo de Almeida/ Folhapress ) - Lalo de Almeida

A consortium between Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL, compiled the data in a balance sheet released at 8 pm on Tuesday (16). The survey is done by collecting data from the State Health Departments.

In its fifteenth week of the pandemic, Brazil has a rate of 21 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The United States, which has the highest absolute death toll and is five weeks ahead of the pandemic, and the United Kingdom, which is in its nineteenth week, have 35 and 62 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and which followed a much more rigid quarantine, the rate is 1.7 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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