The pandemic, totally out of control, returned to breaking records in Brazil this Tuesday (30). In addition to 3,668 deaths, a record number, the country also recorded, for the 5th consecutive day, the highest seven-day moving average of deaths from the pandemic: 2,728.
The very high numbers of deaths also came with high numbers of cases: 86,704. With this, the country has reached 317,936 deaths and 12,664,058 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
On Tuesdays, the data usually includes deaths resulting from the impounding of information that occurs on weekends, due to delays in notification by the health departments. This does not make the situation any less dramatic. The previous record of 3,600 deaths occurred last Friday (26), for example.
The seven-day moving average of deaths also demonstrates the country's critical situation. The data, a statistical tool that helps to smooth out variations, such as those occurring on weekends and holidays, completes 14 days of over 2,000 deaths per day and 69 days of over 1,000.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon