Brazil Passes Mark of 58 thousand Killed by Covid-19

In 24 hours, the country has 727 new deaths caused by the coronavirus and records a total of 1,370,488 cases of infection

Brazil registered 727 new deaths by Covid-19 this Monday (29), and 25,234 new cases of the disease. With this, the country reaches the mark of 58,385 deaths caused by the new coronavirus and 1,370,488 records of the infection.

The data comes from an unprecedented collaboration between the news media Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL to gather and disseminate the numbers of the novel coronavirus. The information is collected directly from the state Health Departments, and the balance is always closed at 8 pm.

In Brazil, the average number of deaths per inhabitant is lower than that registered in other countries affected by the pandemic (27.4). The United Kingdom, for example, the third with more deaths, records 65 for every 100 thousand inhabitants. The USA averages 38 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

Ibirapuera Field Hospital. (Foto: Ronny Santos/Folhapress, CIDADES) - Ronny Santos/ Folhapress

In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and followed a much stricter quarantine, the rate is 2.7 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

According to the Ministry of Health, there are 24,052 new cases of infection and 692 new deaths caused by Covid-19 in Brazil, confirmed this Monday (29).

According to the ministry, the total reaches 58,314 deaths and 1,368,195 cases of contamination by the new coronavirus.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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