Brazil Records 398 Covid-19 Deaths and 25,593 Cases

Mondays and weekends have lower numbers; total deaths is 146,773 and cases is 4.9 million

Brazil recorded 398 new Covid-19 deaths and 25,593 cases of the disease this Monday (5). Thus, the country has counted 146,773 deaths and 4,940,499 people infected with the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

On weekends and Mondays, the numbers of cases and deaths are usually lower because of notification delays.

Vila Formosa's cemetery (Foto: Mathilde Missioneiro/Folhapress) - Folhapress

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 659. The country has recently experienced a fall in the average (in relation to the average of 14 days before), but this number is now stable. The average is still at high levels.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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