Covid-19: Brazil registers 229 deaths and more than 9,000 cases in 24 hours

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Brazil registered 229 deaths and 9,233 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. This Saturday (27), the moving averages of deaths and infections were 228 and 9,245, respectively.

Data are from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass). With the update, the country has a total of 614,186 deaths and 22,076,863 confirmed infections since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Advance of the Ômicron variant

The Ômicron variant of the new coronavirus, classified as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization (WHO), has been extensively monitored by genomic virus surveillance systems in several countries. As of this Saturday afternoon, nine of them were already reporting cases of this type. Read more.

Second survey carried out by CNN this Saturday, at least 35 nations implement flight restrictions on account of the variant, including total or partial blockades for travelers coming from countries in southern Africa. Read more.

South Africa said Saturday it was being punished for its advanced ability to detect new Covid-19 variants early, as travel bans and restrictions imposed because of the new Ômicron variant threaten to hurt tourism and other sectors of the economy. . Read more.

New York State declares “disaster emergency”

The New York State government declared a “disaster emergency” situation due to the increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19. The document signed by Gov. Kathy Hochul states that New York is facing an epidemiological scenario of the highest rates of transmission of the disease since April 2020. Read more.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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