Rio de Janeiro, Nov 7 (EFE) .- Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the covid pandemic in the world, registered 59 new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest number of victims in a day in the last 19 months, official sources reported this Sunday.
The Latin American giant has not registered such a low number of deaths from covid in one day since April 5 of last year, when the pandemic was in its first weeks and 54 deaths were recorded.
The sharp drop in the daily death toll, from 328 on Saturday to 59 this Sunday, is relative because the Health Ministry recognizes that the numbers generally drop on weekends, when there are fewer officials processing the data.
In addition, four of the 27 states of the country did not transmit their daily data this Sunday, although none of them is among the most populated in the country. The states that delayed the delivery of their figures were Brasilia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Tocantins.
According to the bulletin released this Sunday by the National Council of Health Secretariats (Conass), with the 59 new deaths and the 6,115 new infections registered in the last 24 hours, the total number of victims of covid in Brazil amounted to 609,447 and the cases to 21,880,439 since the start of the pandemic in February of last year.
These numbers confirm the Latin American giant, with its 213 million inhabitants, as the second country in the number of deaths from coronavirus in the world, surpassed only by the United States, and as the third in number of infections, behind the United States. and India.
Despite the high accumulated figures, the averages of deaths and cases continue at their lowest levels in several months, after having fallen close to 80% since last June.
The average of deaths in the last seven days stood at 232 newspapers this Sunday, which rose slightly from 222 to which it fell on Wednesday, but it is still the second lowest in almost 19 months.
The averages of the last days are close to the one registered on April 24 of last year (218 daily deaths), when the pandemic was only in its first weeks.
On April 12, at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, Brazil registered a record average of 3,124 deaths per day in a week, a number almost fourteen times higher than this Saturday.
The average number of cases in the last week, for its part, stood at 9,941 daily this Sunday, slightly higher than last Thursday (9,672 deaths per day) but the second lowest in 18 months.
The average number of cases per day this Sunday is equivalent to almost one eighth of that registered on June 23, when the country had a record average of 77,328 infections per day in a week, and remains at its lowest levels since May 13 last year, when the average was 9,108 infections per day.
The sharp drop in numbers has been attributed to progress in the vaccination campaign, which Brazil started late and slowly.
According to the Ministry of Health, as of this Saturday about 157.6 million Brazilians, 74% of the 213 million inhabitants of the country, had received the first dose of some of the covid vaccines and 123.9 million (58 , 2%) already had the complete immunization schedule.