Brazil: The daily average number of COVID deaths falls below the 1,000 mark | Coronavirus pandemic news
The last time Brazil recorded a seven-day average COVID death toll of less than 1,000 at the beginning of the brutal second wave was in January.
Brazil’s seven-day average coronavirus-related death toll fell below the 1,000 mark for the first time since January, when a brutal second wave of pandemics swept the South American country.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, since the beginning of the crisis, the country has registered more than 19.8 million COVID-19 cases and more than 555,400 deaths, which is the second highest death toll in the world after the United States.
According to the country’s Ministry of Health, there were 910 new deaths in the past 24 hours, and Brazil reported an average of 989 deaths per day in the past week. The last time this number was below 1,000 was on January 20, when it was 981.
Although COVID-19 deaths and infections have declined in recent weeks, and vaccination rates have increased, health experts have warned that the new surge may be partly due to highly contagious transmission Delta variant.
At the same time, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is a coronavirus skeptic. He continues to downplay the severity of COVID-19. He is facing increasing pressure and needs to explain his How the crisis is handled.
Senate committee in April roll out The investigation into how Bolsonaro responded to the coronavirus, including whether his government politicized the pandemic, and whether he was negligent in purchasing the COVID-19 vaccine.
Since then, Bolsonaro has been accused of failing to take action Suspected violation Sourcing vaccines from India.He still faces Allegations When he was a federal member of the Diet, he participated in a plan to rob his assistants’ wages.
The president denied all allegations.
At the same time, after starting to roll out the coronavirus vaccine slowly and chaotically, Brazil has accelerated its vaccination rate, with more than 1 million vaccination times a day since June.
To date, more than 100 million people have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 40 million people are considered fully vaccinated.