Brazil Exceeds 4 Million Covid-19 Cases and 123 Thousand Deaths

Press consortium shows 48,632 infections and 1,218 are deaths from the disease, this Wednesday (2)

Brazil has reached 4,001,422 cases of the novel coronavirus. This Wednesday (2), 48,632 new Covid-19 infections, and 1,218 deaths were recorded. The total number of deaths from the disease thus reached 123,899.

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.

An 80-year-old coronavirus patient from a rural area is cared for at the hospital in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil, May 23, 2020. Along the Amazon, hammocks have become stretchers, carrying the sick from communities with no doctors to boat ambulances that careen through the water. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) - NYT

According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 878, maintaining a position of stability in the data, although with high numbers.

Brazil has a rate of about 59.1 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 56.8 and 62.6 deaths for every 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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