Brazil recorded 2,736 deaths from Covid on Wednesday (17), the second highest recorded in the pandemic, and completed 19 consecutive days of records in the seven-day moving average of deaths, now at 2,031.
The death toll occurred on Tuesday (16), with 2,798 fatalities, a number of lives lost comparable to the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York.
There have also been 56 consecutive days with a moving average of deaths above 1,000, which shows the escalating seriousness of the situation.
The country also broke a record for Covid cases, with a record of 90,830 infections.
With data from this Wednesday, the country has reached 285,136 deaths and 11,700,431 infections of Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon