Brazil recorded 1,726 deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number of lives lost in the entire pandemic. The country also recorded, for the fourth consecutive day, the highest moving average of deaths from the disease: 1,274. The average number of deaths has been over a thousand for 41 days.
In addition to being the highest absolute number of deaths by Covid recorded in 24 hours in the pandemic, the figure also represents the biggest jump in relation to the previous record. There were 144 more deaths this Tuesday (2) than on February 25, the previous highest peak with an increase of 9.1%.
The previous record was on June 4 of last year, with 1,473 deaths. The previous record for the moving average was 1,223. The record of 24-hour deaths had belonged to February 25, 2021, with 1,582 deaths.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon