Brazil Records 1,090 New Deaths by Covid-19 and Passes 133 thousand Deaths

34,755 new cases were documented; total of infections approaches 4.4 million, shows press consortium

Brazil recorded 1,090 deaths from Covid-19 and 34,755 new cases of the disease this Tuesday (15). As a result, the country reached 133,207 deaths and 4,384,299 infections with the new coronavirus.

The number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants of Brazil (63.6) has already exceeded that of the United Kingdom (62.8) and will likely soon pass the rate of Spain will pass (63.8). Thus, Brazil has one of the highest death rates per 100 thousand inhabitants in the world.

Total of infections approaches 4.4 million, shows press consortium (Foto: Raquel Portugal/Fiocruz Imagens)

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 813, representing a new change. The moving average had dropped significantly, but it is increasing again.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

Read the article in the original language