Rio de Janeiro, Jul 19 (EFE) .- Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic in the world, registered 542 new deaths from covid in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of deaths in one day in five months. just above the 527 deaths recorded on February 21, the Government reported this Monday.
According to the bulletin released by the Ministry of Health, the Latin American giant also registered 15,271 new infections by covid in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of cases for a day in more than eight months, from the 15,360 infections recorded on November 15, last year.
According to the Ministry of Health, the accumulated number of deaths in Brazil since the beginning of the pandemic reached 542,756, but the average number of deaths in the last week fell to 1,218 a day this Monday, the lowest average in four and a half months.
The average of deaths in Brazil in a week was not so low since that measured on February 28, when 1,205 daily deaths were recorded.
The average number of deaths has been falling gradually since April 12, when, at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, the Latin American giant recorded an average of 3,124 deaths per day from covid.
According to figures from the Ministry of Health, despite the fact that Brazil has accumulated 19,391,845 covid infections since the beginning of the pandemic, the incidence of the disease has also been falling sharply and the daily average of cases was at its lowest level this Monday. in more than six months.
The average number of infections in the last week fell to 40,696 daily cases this Monday and was not so low since January 6, when the average was 35,422 daily infections.
Brazil registered a record average of 77,328 daily infections on June 23, and the current average is already close to half that number.
The sharp fall in the death and case statistics this Monday is relative because the Ministry of Health has admitted that the figures always tend to fall on Sundays and Mondays due to the lower number of officials processing the data, and that the Tuesday when the numbers are updated.
Despite the slow reduction in the incidence of the pandemic, Brazil continues to be one of the countries hardest hit by covid in the world. Its almost 543,500 victims make it the second country in the number of deaths from covid, surpassed only by the United States, and its almost 19.4 million infected make it the third with the most cases, after the United States and India.
The Ministry indicated that of the 19.1 million infected, about 17.6 million have already recovered and were discharged by doctors, which corresponds to 91.1% of the total, and 969,140 infected (5.1% ) are still under medical care.
The fall in both the number of deaths and infections is attributed to the advancement of the vaccination campaign in Brazil, which has accelerated in recent weeks despite having started late and slowly.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, Brazil has so far applied 124.1 million vaccines against covid. Of those immunized, 90.1 million Brazilians have already received at least the first dose of the vaccine and another 34 million the two stipulated doses or the single-dose vaccine.
This means that at least 42.5% of the 212 million Brazilians have already received the first dose and 16% the complete immunization cycle.
Among the target population of the immunization campaign in its first phase, that is, among the 160 million Brazilians over 18 years of age, 56.3% have already received at least one dose and 21.3% both doses or the vaccine single dose. EFE
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