Brazil ends November with the lowest number of deaths by Covid since April 2020

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Brazil registered 305 deaths and 9,710 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This Tuesday (30), the moving averages of deaths and infections were 231 and 9,182, respectively. According to the survey of CNN Agency, considering data from the Ministry of Health, the country ends November with a total of 6,857 deaths, the lowest monthly number since April 2020, when 5,700 victims were reported.

The drop is also visible in the number of cases. In November, 283,604 infections were registered in the country. The index also represents the lowest number since April 2020, when 79,663 cases of the disease were reported.

With the update, Brazil has a total of 614,681 deaths and 22,094,459 confirmed infections since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020.

Variant Ômicron no Brazil

This Tuesday, the São Paulo State Department of Health informed that the first two imported cases of the Ômicron variant of the new coronavirus in Brazil were confirmed.

The samples were positive for the strain after testing and sequencing performed by the Albert Einstein laboratory, in São Paulo. The analysis was validated by Instituto Adolfo Lutz, regional reference for Covid-19.

The Federal District Health Department said on Tuesday that it was investigating a positive case of Covid-19 in a man who arrived from South Africa on Saturday, November 27th. Read more.

Vaccines designed to target Ômicron, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, can be approved in three to four months if necessary, the head of the European Union’s drug regulator said on Tuesday. Read more.

The Ômicron variant was detected in the Netherlands in tests collected on 19 and 23 November, before South Africa reported the new strain to the World Health Organization (WHO) on 24 November. Read more.

Impacts of Covid-19 on pregnancy

Covid-19 does not appear to harm the brain development of babies born to mothers who had mild or moderate infections, according to a new unpublished study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America on Tuesday. Read more.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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