This Wednesday, for the second consecutive day, Brazil recorded a new record of deaths by covid-19 after adding 3869 deaths in 24 hours, the executive said, adding that the total reached 321,515 fatalities.
The day before, the South American nation, with 212 million inhabitants, had reached the historic maximum of 3780 lives lost in a single day. Thus, Brazil continues to be the country with the highest number of deaths registered in 24 hours worldwide, a trend that was registered throughout the month of March, well above the United States, the country most affected by the pandemic in absolute numbers. .
March comes to an end as the deadliest month of the pandemic in Brazil, after having concentrated 66,573 deaths from the disease in 31 days, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
According to the latest epidemiological bulletin released by the Ministry of Health, Brazil also registered 90,638 new cases of infection between Tuesday and today, the second day with the most diagnoses of covid-19 in the country, just behind the past March 25 , when it accounted for 100,158 cases. In total, Brazil has concentrated 12,748,747 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic, officially registered in the country about 13 months ago.
São Paulo, the focus of the pandemic in Brazilian territory, today registered, for the fifth time, more than a thousand deaths (1160) due to the covid-19 in just 24 hours, in a total of 74,652 since the beginning of the pandemic. If São Paulo were a country, it would occupy the 11th position in the world ranking of nations that concentrate the highest absolute number of deaths due to the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The richest and most populous state in Brazil still totals 2,469,849 cases of infection.
In Rio de Janeiro, one of the most affected federative units in the country, the P.1 strain of the new coronavirus, detected in Amazonas, is the main responsible for a new wave of disease transmission in the region, according to representatives of the State Secretariat today. of health.
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