Brazil exceeds 330 thousand deaths by Covid; STF releases services and masses

This Saturday Brazil registered 1,987 new deaths as a result of Covid-19, which brings the total number of fatal victims of the disease in the country to 330,193, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

In addition, 43,515 new cases of coronavirus were also recorded, with the total number of infections in the country advancing to 12,953,597, according to the ministry.

Brazil is the second country with the most cases and deaths by Covid-19, behind only the United States. At the moment, however, it records the highest numbers in the world, being responsible for one in eight infections and one in three deaths notified globally each day, according to a Reuters survey.

Despite the country facing the worst moment since the beginning of the pandeia, the minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) Kassio Nunes Marques authorized this Saturday the release of services and masses all over the country, according to UOL.

The ceremonies had been suspended as part of measures imposed by governors to reduce the circulation of the virus and contain the disease, through the collapse of health systems due to the explosive increase in cases.

According to the minister, however, the decision to release the services is compatible at the same time with “the need for social distance, resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic, with religious freedom”, according to UOL.

In the midst of the Easter holiday weekend, the numbers of the pandemic in the country this Saturday were below the recent average in Brazil, which has registered more than 3 thousand deaths and more than 70 thousand daily cases.

State most affected by the coronavirus in absolute numbers, this Thursday reached the marks of 2,520,204 cases and 76,750 deaths.

Minas Gerais is the second state with the highest number of registered coronavirus infections, with 1,153,526 cases, but Rio de Janeiro is the second with the highest number of deaths, with 37,629 deaths.

The government also reports 11,305,746 people recovered from Covid-19 and 1,317,658 patients being followed up.

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