Brazil Reaches 110,000 Deaths from Covid-19; Death Rate Reaches that of USA

The country also documented 48,637 new infections and reached 3.4 million cases

Brazil reached 110,019 deaths this Tuesday (18). The country recorded 1,365 new deaths from Covid-19 and 48,637 cases of the disease. Thus, it also reached 3,411,872 infections.

In addition to the consortium's daily data, Folha also shows the so-called moving average. The statistical resource seeks to give a better view of the evolution of the disease, as it attenuates isolated numbers that deviate from the pattern. The moving average is calculated by adding the result of the last seven days, dividing by seven.

Vila Formosa's cemetery in São Paulo. (Foto: Vanessa Carvalho/Brazil Photo Press/Folhapress) - VANESSA CARVALHO

According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 981, maintaining a stable number.

Brazil has a rate of approximately 52.5 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 52.5 and 62.4 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.

Mexico, which surpassed the UK in death toll, has 45.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Recently, India, with 51,797 deaths, also passed the UK in death toll.

In Argentina, where the pandemic landed nine days later than in Brazil and which followed a much stricter quarantine, the rate is 13.2 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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