Posted on 3/31/2021 5:13 PM / Updated 3/31/2021 5:24 PM
This is the highest number of deaths recorded in 24 hours since the pandemic began in 2020 – (credit: Minervino Júnior / CB / DA Press)
In yet another increase, the Federal District reached, once again, the highest record of lives lost in 24 hours for the covid-19 in the entire pandemic. According to the secretary of the Civil House of the Federal District, Gustavo Rocha, 117 deaths were reported this Wednesday (3/31).
The information was released by the secretary during a press conference, this Wednesday (3/31), at the Buriti Palace. Until then, the highest number of deaths from the disease in 24 hours had been recorded on Tuesday (30/3), when 94 people died in an interval of just nine days. In 2020, the largest number of deaths reported in a single day was on August 17, the date on which 66 Brasilienses had their deaths recorded.
Gustavo Rocha also affirmed, during the press conference, that the DF should receive, still this week, another 100 thousand doses of vaccines against covid-19 from the Ministry of Health.
If the expectation comes true, the idea of the Health Department is to extend the target population of vaccination to elderly people with 66 and 65 years old – a group composed of about 36 thousand Brasilians. Depending on how many doses are delivered by the federal government, public security forces will also be covered.
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