With 857 New Covid-19 Deaths, Brazil Now Exceeds 135 thousand Deaths

Country registered 35,757 new cases of the new coronavirus; total is 4.4 million, shows press consortium

Brazil recorded 857 Covid-19 deaths and 35,757 cases of the disease this Thursday (17). Thus, the country reached 135,031 deaths from the new coronavirus and 4,457,443 people infected since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants in Brazil (64.5) has already surpassed that of the United Kingdom (62.9) and will soon surpass the rate of Spain (65). Thus, Brazil has one of the highest death rates per 100 thousand inhabitants in the world.

Vila Formosa's cemetery ( Foto: Lalo de Almeida/ Folhapress ) - Folhapress

In addition to the consortium's daily data, Folha also shows the so-called moving average. 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 779. The moving average had fallen recently, but it is now stabilizing. The average is still high.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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