Brazil Exceeds 147,000 Covid-19 Deaths

With 30,454 new cases, country approaches 5 million infected people since the start of the pandemic

Brazil registered 798 new Covid-19 deaths and 30,454 cases of the disease this Tuesday (6). Thus, the country reaches 147,571 deaths and 4,970,953 people infected with the novel coronavirus since the pandemic's beginning.

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.

Grave in Vila Formosa's cemetery, in São Paulo. (Foto: Mathilde Missioneiro/Folhapress) - Folhapress

According to the data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 652.

Brazil has a rate of 70.4 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The United States, which has the highest absolute number of deaths (210,762), and the United Kingdom (42,535), both ahead of Brazil in the pandemic (that is, they started to suffer from the problem before), have 64,5 and 64 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively. The average is still at high levels.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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