Brazil Surpasses 5.1 Million Coronavirus Cases

The country registered 8,624 new infections and 203 deaths on Monday (12); total deaths is 150,709

Brazil surpassed 5.1 coronavirus million cases and is approaching 151 thousand deaths this Monday (12). In the last 24 hours, 8,624 new cases of the disease and 203 deaths were registered. In total, the country has recorded 5,102,603 positive tests and 150,709 victims of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

On weekends and on Mondays, the numbers of the consortium tend to be lower because of delays in notifications at the secretariats.

SAO PAULO, SP, 02/10/2020, BRASIL - COVID-19 TESTS. Rivaldo Gomes/Folhapress, NAS RUAS - - 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 evolution of the disease, 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 562, which represents an 18% drop from the average of 14 days ago, although the index still remains at high levels.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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