country ends worst month of pandemic with record death toll

country ends worst month of pandemic with record death toll
country ends worst month of pandemic with record death toll
After breaking successive records throughout this week, Brazil ends the month of March with the most lethal day of the whole pandemic of the new coronavirus. Between yesterday and today, 3,950 deaths due to the disease were counted. The number surpasses the previous record, of 3,668 deaths, reached yesterday.

For the first time, in an interval of seven days, more than 20 thousand deaths were registered. The survey is the consortium of press vehicles from which the Twitter is part, based on data provided by the state health departments.

What’s more, for the sixth day in a row, the average number of deaths in the last seven days exceeds the higher rates, reaching the 2,971 mark. The index is led by the state of São Paulo, which recorded an average of 821 deaths in the period.

From yesterday to today, 89,200 new cases were registered by the states, bringing the total number of infected to 12,753,258.

According to the federal government databases, there were 3,869 new deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours, totaling 321,515 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

In the last 24 hours, there were 90,638 positive tests registered across the country, bringing the total infected to 12,748,747, according to the ministry. Of this total, 11,169,937 people have recovered from the covid-19 so far, with another 1,257,295 in follow-up.

The data does not indicate when the deaths and confirmation of the cases actually occurred, but rather when they started to appear in the databases of the states.

66 thousand deaths in one month

The balance registered today represents twice the worst month of 2020. There were 66,868 deaths during the 31 days of the month. Until then, the record was in July, with 32,912.

Even before it ended, March had already surpassed this level on the 19th. In July 2020, the peak of the first wave was recorded. Then, deaths began to fall, reaching a little more than 13,000 in November. However, with the beginning of the summer and end of the year holidays, the numbers grew again and exploded in March.

In addition, March was also the month in which almost all states showed an accelerating trend in the moving average of deaths by covid-19. The only exception is the state of Amazonas, which had only declines after showing consecutive increases in December, January and February.

The second wave also brought down the cooling of another statistic: the number of deaths of nursing professionals by covid-19 accelerated again, making this period the one with the most deaths of nurses, technicians, nursing assistants and midwives as a result of covid- 19.

In March, the number of deaths in Brazil would be enough to “classify” the country as 10th place in the ranking of countries with the highest number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, only the USA (551,863), Mexico (202,633), India (162,468), United Kingdom (126,955), Italy (109,346), Russia (97,219), France (95,798), Germany (76,459) and Spain (75,459) surpass the mark that Brazil obtained only in March.

A pandemic states us

Three states and the Federal District today set their 24-hour death record

  • Bahia – 160 (before it was 155, of March 26, 2021)
  • Ceará – 282 (before it was 261, from May 21, 2020)
  • Federal District – 117 (before it was 94, of March 30, 2021)
  • Paraíba – 73 (before it was 70, of March 30, 2021)

Ten states and the Federal District have reported more than 100 deaths from covid-19 in the past 24 hours. In these places, the total number of victims amounts to 3,400:

  • Sao Paulo – 1,160
  • Minas Gerais – 417
  • Rio Grande do Sul – 304
  • Rio de Janeiro – 295
  • Ceará – 282
  • Parana – 196
  • Goiás – 182
  • Bahia – 160
  • Santa Catarina – 133
  • Federal District – 117
  • Mato Grosso – 100

See the situation by state and in the Federal District:

Southeast region

  • Espírito Santo: acceleration (106%)
  • Minas Gerais: acceleration (51%)
  • Rio de Janeiro: acceleration (121%)
  • São Paulo: acceleration (81%)

North region

  • Amapá: acceleration (59%)
  • Pará: stability (12%)
  • Rondônia: stability (13%)
  • Tocantins: acceleration (30%)

Northeast Region

  • Alagoas: acceleration (26%)
  • Ceará: acceleration (45%)
  • Maranhão: acceleration (43%)
  • Paraíba: acceleration (34%)
  • Pernambuco: acceleration (25%)
  • Piauí: acceleration (37%)
  • Rio Grande do Norte: acceleration (32%)
  • Sergipe: stability (12%)

Midwest region

  • Federal District: acceleration (111%)
  • Goiás: acceleration (38%)
  • Mato Grosso: acceleration (38%)
  • Mato Grosso do Sul: acceleration (78%)

South region

  • Paraná: stability (3%)
  • Rio Grande do Sul: stability (13%)
  • Santa Catarina: stability (11%)

Vehicles come together for information

In response to the Jair Bolsonaro government’s decision to restrict access to data on the covid-19 pandemic, media outlets Twitter, The State of S. Paulo, Folha de S.Paulo, O Globo, G1 and Extra formed a consortium to work collaboratively to seek the necessary information directly from the state health departments of the 27 units of the Federation.

The federal government, through the Ministry of Health, should be the natural source of these figures, but the attitudes of authorities and the president himself during the pandemic call into question the availability of the data and its accuracy.

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