Brazil Registers 516 Deaths and Reaches 127,517 Covid-19 Deaths

The press consortium also documented 17,526 cases; total is 4.1 million

Brazil recorded 516 deaths from Covid-19 and 17,526 cases of the disease this Tuesday (8). With this, the country reaches 127,517 thousand deaths from the new coronavirus and 4,165,124 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

The funeral of João Ricardo da Silva, 58, who died at home, in Manaus, Brazil, May 19, 2020. Brazil has been battered by the pandemic. In Manaus, there were periods when every COVID ward was full and many people with symptoms of the virus preferred to stay home, scared of the hospital and of dying alone. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times) - NYT

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 the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 691, maintaining a position of stability in the data, although with high numbers.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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