The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced yesterday, Tuesday, a new tragic record of 1,641 deaths due to COVID-19 within 24 hours, at a time when infections from SARS-CoV-2 are experiencing a new outbreak as 59,925 were confirmed yesterday.
In total, the country of 212 million inhabitants has registered officially 257,361 dead out of a total of 10.6 million infections from the new coronavirus to this stage. Brazil continues to rank second in the world in terms of the number of pandemic victims, behind the United States, and third in the number of cases.
The previous record (1,595 deaths) was recorded at the end of July 2020.
The new outbreak of the pandemic has once again brought many hospitals to the brink of saturation and the Brazilian health system on the verge of collapse.
Mexico: 1,035 deaths and over 7,900 cases in 24 hours
The Mexican Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that another 1,035 patients with COVID-19 had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic to 187,187 at this stage, while 7,913 SARS infections had been confirmed. -CoV-2, with the total number of cases diagnosed reaching 2,097,194.
The third-highest prevalence of the new coronavirus pandemic on the planet in absolute terms is likely to be underestimated, as Mexican government officials have repeatedly pointed out in the course of the health crisis that, in fact, the numbers of both deaths and cases are probably higher than officially recorded.
Ecuador: The death toll is close to 11,100 officially, almost 287,000 cases
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that 358 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of registered infections with the new coronavirus to 286,725 in the Latin American country.
During the same period, another 17 patients with COVID-19 succumbed, with the pandemic toll reaching 11,095 at this stage. Authorities, however, acknowledge that another 4,755 deaths were “probably” due to the pandemic, but that this has not been verified by forensic experts, which means that the actual death toll is probably closer to 16,000.
As of yesterday, 35,000 people in Ecuador had been vaccinated for the new coronavirus – members of the medical and nursing staff and guests in nursing homes. The mass immunization campaign is expected to begin in April, depending on the availability of doses. The aim is to vaccinate 9 million citizens.