For the second time in the pandemic, Brazil surpassed the United States in number of Covid-19 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants.
Last Thursday (15), according to data from Johns Hopkins University (USA) and the site Our World in Data, Brazil had 171.9 deaths per 100 thousand Brazilians. Meanwhile, the US recorded 170.8 deaths by Covid for every 100,000 Americans.
On that day, Brazil, with 212 million inhabitants, recorded 365,954 Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The United States, with over 330 million inhabitants, had a total of 565,363 deaths.
The rate difference between the two countries has continued to widen since then. With the most recent data from both, Brazil registers 175.6 deaths/100 thousand and the USA, 171.4/100 thousand.
Brazil finds itself at the worst moment of the pandemic with no sign of easing the health crisis on the horizon. Deaths in the country seem to have stabilized at extremely high levels, above 3,000 deaths daily, putting pressure on the healthcare system
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon