Brazil has again registered more than 400,000 new cases of Covid-19 in a week, in the period between June 26 and July 2, being the week with the most infections since February, when the country faced a wave of cases by the country. Omicron variant.
Data from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) show that the so-called 26th epidemiological week had 409,888 infections by the disease.
The last time the country recorded more than 400,000 infections with the disease in seven days was between the 20th and 26th of February, with 576,463 cases.
The number represents an increase of 11% when compared to the 25th week between June 19 and 25. At the time, Conass recorded 368,457 new cases of Covid.
The 26th week also showed a 9% increase in the number of fatalities from the disease compared to the previous week. There were 1,489 deaths from Covid between June 26 and July 2, against 1,359 between June 19 and 25.
This is the highest rate since March, when the country had 1,660 Covid victims between the 20th and 26th of that month.
According to new updates from Conass, made this Monday (4), Brazil recorded 45,501 new cases and 122 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
With this, the country has 32,535,923 infections by Covid and 672,033 victims of the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
The moving average of cases, which considers the last seven days, was 57,944. The floating indicator of deaths stood at 214.
Deaths from Covid fall 83.2% in the 1st semester
Despite the rise in cases in recent weeks, deaths from Covid-19 fell by 83.2% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, according to a survey carried out by the Ministry of Health. CNN Agency .
In the first six months of last year, 311,890 died from the disease. In 2022, there were 52,360 fatalities.
experts heard by CNN attribute the drop in the number of deaths to vaccination. However, they point to the booster dose as a key factor in reducing hospitalizations and victims of Covid.
To date, 43.74% of the eligible population has received the third dose.
Source: CNN Brasil