Brazil Registers 1,322 Deaths by Covid-19 and Already Has More than 97 Thousand Deaths

Number of new daily cases remains high and total reaches 2.8 million, shows press consortium

Brazil recorded 1,322 new deaths by Covid-19 and 54,685 cases of the disease, this Wednesday (5). As a result, the country already has 97,418 deaths and 2,862,761 infections by Sars-CoV-2.

The data come from a collaboration between Folha, UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo, and G1 to gather and disclose the numbers related to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. The information is collected directly from the state Health Departments. The balance is closed daily at 8 pm.

Tide Setubal hospital, in São Miguel Paulista (Foto: Eduardo Anizelli/ Folhapress, CIÊNCIA, SAÚDE E EQUILÍBRIO) - Folhapress

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.

According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 1,033, maintaining a position of stability in the data, although with high numbers.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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