Brazil recorded 1,312 new deaths by Covid-19 and 48,584 new cases of the disease this Tuesday (7). Thus, the country already has 66,868 deaths and 1,674,655 cases of the new coronavirus.
The data comes from an unprecedented collaboration between Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL to gather and disclose the numbers related to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. The information is collected directly from the state Health Departments. The balance closes daily at 8 pm.
SÃ£o Paulo is the state that always occupies the first place in the country's number of deaths. The state recorded 341 deaths in the last 24 hours and reached 16,475 deaths by Covid-19. Then, Rio de Janeiro had 183 deaths, which brings the total number to 10,881.
Brazil has a rate of about 30.2 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The United States, which has the highest absolute number of deaths, and the United Kingdom, both ahead of Brazil in the pandemic (that is, they started to suffer from the problem before), have 40.2 and 66.9 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.
In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and followed a much stricter quarantine, the rate is 3.6 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon