Brazil Records 1,346 Deaths and Passes 81 thousand Deaths

The country also had new 44,887 cases for a total of 2,166,532 infected people

Brazil recorded 1,346 new deaths by Covid-19 and 44,887 cases of the disease, this Tuesday (21). As a result, the country already totals 81,597 deaths and 2,166,532 infections.

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 pandemic numbers of the novel coronavirus.

Sao Luiz cemetery in Sao Paulo. ( Foto: Lalo de Almeida/ Folhapress ) - Lalo de Almeida

Brazil has a rate of about 39 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 43.4 and 68.5 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.

In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and which followed a much stricter quarantine, the rate is 5.3 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

The Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday (21) that Brazil registered 41,008 cases of contamination by the new coronavirus and 1,367 deaths from Covid-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The total has already reached 81,487 deaths and 2,159,654 cases due to the new coronavirus in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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