Brazil Exceeds 134,000 Deaths by Covid-19 and 4.4 Million Cases

Country registered 967 deaths and 37,387 new infections by the new coronavirus, shows press consortium

Brazil recorded 967 deaths from Covid-19 and 37,387 new cases of the disease this Wednesday (16). The country has reached 134,174 deaths from the new coronavirus and 4,421,686 people infected since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants of Brazil is 64.1 and has already exceeded that of the United Kingdom (62.9) and will soon, due to the different moments of the pandemic in the countries, pass the rate of Spain (64.6). Thus, Brazil has one of the highest death rates per 100 thousand inhabitants in the world.

Vila Formosa's cemetery. (Foto: Eduardo Knapp/Folhapress, COTIDIANO). - 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 disease's evolution, 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 data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 789, which represents a new change. The moving average was decreasing, but not it has stabilized.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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