With 716 New Covid-19 Deaths, Brazil Approaches 152 Thousand Deaths

Country also registered 26,675 cases of the disease; total is 5.1 million infections

Brazil recorded 716 Covid-19 deaths and 26,675 cases of the disease this Wednesday (14). As a result, the country reached 151,779 deaths and 5,141,498 infections from the novel coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

SAO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL.- COVID 19 test- (foto: Rubens Cavallari/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 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 data collected until 8 pm, the average number of deaths in the last seven days is 496, representing a 28% drop from the average of 14 days before. Such a sharp reduction, however, may be associated with the recent holiday. On weekends and holidays, Covid-19 data is usually smaller due to notification delays.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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