Brazil recorded 679 new deaths by Covid-19 and 21,491 cases of the disease on Monday (24). As a result, the country reached 115,451 deaths and 3,627,217 infections since the beginning of the pandemic in March.
The numbers for Sundays and Mondays are usually lower than those for other days of the week.
In addition to the consortium's daily data, Folha also shows the so-called moving average. The statistical resource better shows the evolution of the disease, because the moving average is calculated by adding the result for the last seven days and dividing it by seven.
According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 971, maintaining a position of stability in the data, although with high numbers.
The initiative of the media consortium occurs in response to the attitudes of the Jair Bolsonaro government (without a party), which threatened to withhold data, delayed newsletters about the disease, and removed information from the internet. In addition, the government released conflicting data.
Worldwide, the number of deaths from the new coronavirus has exceeded 810,000, according to a report released by Johns Hopkins University (USA). The total number of cases exceeded 23 million.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon