Covid-19 Killed More Brazilians in 3 Months than Traffic Accidents in All of 2019

Number of deaths passes the 40 thousand mark, shows consortium of press vehicles

This Thursday (11), 1,261 deaths were recorded due to Covid-19, resulting in a total of 41,058 lives lost. The data show that, in just over three months, the novel coronavirus killed more Brazilians than traffic accidents throughout 2019.

On March 16, in São Paulo, the disease killed the first Brazilian. Since then, more than 40,000 deaths from the new coronavirus have surpassed the 40,721 traffic deaths of 2019, according to data from Seguradora Líder-DPVAT.

Also, deaths by Covid-19 in Brazil have already exceeded the total recorded in 2019 with intentional homicides. There were 39,776 in the past year, according to data from the Ministry of Justice and Public Security.

General view of the Doctor Ernesto Che Guevara Public Hospital where patients infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, are being treated, in Marica city, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP) - AFP

The data on deaths and cases of Covid-19 are the result of an unprecedented collaboration between Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL to gather and report numbers on the new coronavirus, which are collected directly from the Secretariats of health.

In the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health, 1,239 new deaths are reported, totaling 40,919 lives lost by Covid-19 in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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