Brazil Registers 1,317 Deaths and 58 Thousand New Cases, and Deaths already Exceed 84 Thousand

With a second day with a high number of cases, the country already has 2,289,951 confirmed infections

Brazil recorded 1,317 new deaths from Covid-19 and 58,080 cases of the disease, this Thursday (23). The country already has 84,207 deaths and 2,289,951 confirmed 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.

According to the data collected, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 1,055.

Sao Luiz Cemetery. ( Foto: Lalo de Almeida/ Folhapress ) - Lalo de Almeida

Brazil has a rate of about 40.2 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 44.1 and 68.7 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.

According to a bulletin from the Ministry of Health, Brazil recorded 1,311 deaths in the last 24 hours. As a result, the total number of deaths reached 84,082. The country also registered 59,961 new cases of infection by Covid 19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,287,475.

The initiative of the consortium of press vehicles occurs in response to the attitudes of the Jair Bolsonaro government, which threatened to withhold data, delayed newsletters about the disease, and removed information from the air, with the interruption of the disclosure of the total cases and deaths.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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