With advances in vaccination, the moving average of deaths is falling and stood at 437 in the last 7 days

Photo: Altemar Alcantara / Manaus City HallBrazil reached the milestone of 600,000 lives lost to Covid-19

Brazil surpassed this Friday, the 8th, the sad mark of 600 thousand deaths by the Covid-19. According to the National Council of Health Secretariats (Conass), the country has 600,425 lives lost to the disease, second only to the United States, which accounted for more than 710,000 victims. This Friday, Brazil had 615 deaths and 18,175 new cases. With the advance of vaccination, the moving average of deaths is falling and stood at 437 in the last seven days. On April 8, the average was 2,820, according to Conass. Brazil, however, is still the country that recorded the most deaths by Covid-19 in 2021, followed by the United States and India. Even with the presence of Delta variant – which is more communicable – the moving average of cases of the disease is also falling, with 15,609 in the last seven days. For comparison level, the average was 62,859 in April.

According to data from Ministry of Health this Friday, 8, 70% of the Brazilian population has already been vaccinated with at least one dose, while almost 46% took both or a single dose. All states and the DF have more than half of the population partially immunized and three of them – Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo – have more than 50% of their population with the complete vaccination schedule. São Paulo is the federative unit that most vaccinated, with 27 million people with two doses or a single dose — the state has 44 million inhabitants.

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