Brazil Breaks Record with 1,954 Covid Deaths in 24 Hours; Seven-Day Moving Average Is The Highest for the 11th Consecutive Day

Country experiences worst moment of the pandemic and seven-day moving average has spent 48 days above 1,000

Brazil broke the record of deaths in a single day and the seven-day moving average of deaths this Tuesday (9). There were 1,954 lost lives recorded in the last 24 hours, which raised the seven-day moving average of deaths to 1,572—this is the 11th day in a row, followed by a record.

The previous record of deaths was on March 3, with 1,841 deaths (in addition to 74,376 cases) in 24 hours.

The previous moving average record occurred on Monday (8), with 1,540 deaths. The moving average is a statistical resource that seeks to give a better view of the evolution of the disease by mitigating isolated numbers that deviate from the pattern. It is calculated by adding the result of the last seven days, dividing by seven.

There were also 69,537 cases of the disease, this Tuesday, the seventh highest number of the pandemic. With updated data, the country reached a total of 268,568 deaths and 11,125,017 people infected with the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon