This Saturday, 19th, Brazil surpassed the sad mark of quite million lives lost to covid-19, which arrived in the country in March 2020.

According to data from the consortium of press vehicles, which updates the numbers based on the health departments, there are already 500,022 deaths and 17,822,659 positive cases of the disease.

The number was reached with the acceleration of the moving average of deaths. In April, the average reached 3,000 deaths per day. This June, for the third day in a row, the moving average exceeded 2,000 lives lost per day.

the numbers of this saturday consider new data released by the states of Bahia, Ceará, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo and Tocantins until 14hrs.

Until the last update, made last night, the country registered 498,499 deaths and 17,801,462 confirmed cases. The moving average, which counts the number of deaths in the last week, is 2,038. The average of cases is 72,192.

According to the press consortium, 61,859,364 people have already received at least the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine. This value is the sum of the 26 states plus the Federal District and is equivalent to 29.21% of the Brazilian population.

The data are compiled by the press consortium that brings together UOL, Folha de S.Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo, O Globo, G1 and Extra.

The first 100,000 deaths from covid-19 were registered in 2020, after 5 months of the pandemic. Since then, the number has been doubling in a shorter period of time:

100,000 deaths: 5 months (08/08/2020)

200 thousand deaths: 5 months (01/07/2021)

300 thousand deaths: 76 days (03/24/2021)

400 thousand deaths: 36 days (04/29/2021)

500 thousand deaths: 51 days. (19/06/2021)

With 500,022 lives lost, Brazil occupies the second place in the ranking of countries with the most deaths by covid-19 in absolute numbers, according to data from worldmeters.

USA: 616,929

Brazil: 500.022

India: 385,815

World: 3,869,922

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