Brazil-Covid-19: The lowest number of daily deaths since April 2020 was recorded in the previous 24 hours

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The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced on Saturday that 217 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours and 8,833 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed, as the vaccination campaign reduced transmission and deaths to levels recorded by first weeks of the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in April 2020.

The Ministry of Health reported that 70% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated and 90% have received a first dose. Yesterday Saturday, the ministry launched a campaign to reach out to 21 million Brazilians who have not come to receive their second dose of vaccine.

With 612,587 dead after the outbreak of the new coronavirus in its territory, Latin America, the largest country with a population of 212 million, records the second heaviest death toll in the world in absolute terms, behind only the United States. Laboratory-confirmed cases have reached 22,012,150; Brazil remains third in the world in terms of the number of reported viral infections, behind the United States and India, at least according to official government data.

Thanks to the progress of the vaccination process of the population – which initially started at a very slow pace – the health crisis in the country has been escalating in recent months.

The rolling average of deaths per 24 hours in the last 14 days fell to 228, the lowest since April 26, 2020, a month and a half after the first confirmed death from Covid-19 in Brazil.

That compares with nearly 3,000 deaths per 24 hours in the country when the pandemic peaked last April 2021.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s second-largest city hit hard by the pandemic, did not have a single new case of Covid-19 in a public hospital on Saturday, the city’s health authority said. He added that 76.5% of the eligible population has been fully vaccinated. “Science wins in Rio de Janeiro,” he said on Twitter.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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Source From: Capital

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