Brazil Records 656 Deaths in 24 Hours by Covid-19

Country has 1.6 million infected and more than 65 thousand deaths in pandemic

Brazil already has 1,626,071 people infected with Covid-19 and a total of 65,556 deaths due to the pandemic. This Monday (6), 656 new deaths and 21,486 infected were registered.

A consortium between Folha, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, G1, and UOL, compiled the data and released it at 8 pm on Monday (22). The survey is done by collecting data from the State Health Departments.

Close to completing four months in the pandemic, Brazil has a rate of 30 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The United States, which has the highest total death toll and is five weeks ahead of the pandemic, and the United Kingdom, which is in its nineteenth week, have 39 and 66 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

Country has 1.6 million infected and more than 65 thousand deaths in pandemic(foto: Rubens Cavallari/Folhapress, NAS RUAS) - Folhapress

In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and which followed a much stricter quarantine, the rate is 3.3 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

The comparison with other countries is made taking into account the data consolidated by Johns Hopkins University, USA. As of Friday, the institution had accounted for more than 11 million cases of the new coronavirus worldwide and 536,000 deaths.

The news media consortium's initiative to compile and disseminate data on Covid-19 is a response to recent attitudes by the Jair Bolsonaro government, which threatened to withhold data, delayed bulletins, and withdrew information from the air, failed to disclose total cases and deaths and released conflicting information.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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