Brazil Records Third Consecutive Day with More than A Thousand Covid-19 Deaths

According to data from the consortium of journalists, 1,024 deaths were recorded on Thursday

Brazil registered 1,204 deaths Covid-19 deaths on Thursday (18)—the third day in a row with more than a thousand deaths across the country. There were 23,050 confirmed cases of new patients with the disease in the last 24 hours.

EMÍLIO RIBAS HOSPITAL. (Foto: Ronny Santos/Folhapress, CIDADES) - Ronny Santos/ Folhapress

If it keeps the current rate of new infections, Brazil should reach 1 million cases this Friday. The country already has 983,359 people with Covid-19 and a total of 47,869 deaths. The data for Brazil were compiled by a consortium between Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL, compiled the data for Brazil on a balance sheet released at 8 pm on Thursday (18). The consortium collects data from the State Health Departments.

In its fifteenth week of the pandemic, Brazil has a rate of 22.5 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 35.9 and 63.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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