Brazil recorded 734 coronavirus deaths and 29,498 new cases of the disease this Thursday (15). The country reached 152,513 Covid-19 deaths and 5,170,996 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
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 497, representing a 29% 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.
All regions of the country showed a drop in the moving average, and the only state that had an increase was PiauÃ (53%).
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon