The symbolic mark of more than 4,000 daily deaths by Covid-19, recorded for the first time this Tuesday (6), beats the population of a city like Corumbataí (SP), 203 km from São Paulo.
There are 4,064 inhabitants, according to IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). Passing through the 30 or so streets in the municipality helps to measure what the actual calamity in just 24 hours represents.
In the case of Corumbataí, in the central-eastern part of the state, it would be equivalent to extinguishing four markets, two restaurants, two bank branches, two gyms, seven churches (two Catholic and five evangelicals), two health posts, three schools, in addition to a pizzeria, several bars, two barber shops, two bakeries, clothing stores, and two furniture factories.
This only applies to the urban area, which concentrates 65% of the population, not counting the rural producers who raise beef cattle and poultry, plant sugar cane, and open their farms for tourism, the local economy base.
It would also no longer be possible to receive dozens of road cyclists who make the city an obligatory route on weekends.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon