Brazil registered 1,170 new deaths by Covid-19 and 48,541 cases of the disease this Wednesday (20). Thus, the country has 111,189 deaths and 3,459,702 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
In addition to the consortium's daily data, Folha also shows the so-called moving average. The statistic 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.
According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 989, maintaining a stable position in the data, although with high numbers.
Brazil has a rate of about 53.1 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 52.9 and 62.4 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon