Brazil registers almost 3 thousand deaths in 24 hours and deaths from Covid exceed 328 thousand | Coronavirus


Our Lady of Aparecida Cemetery, in Manaus
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Our Lady of Aparecida Cemetery, in Manaus

This Friday (2), Brazil registered 2,922 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 328,206 accumulated deaths. The moving average of deaths passed 3,000 for the second time and reached 3,013. The data are from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass).

In confirmed cases, since the start of the pandemic, 12,910,082 Brazilians have already had or have the new coronavirus, of which 70,238 were confirmed on the last day. The moving average for the past seven days was 72,238.

The ranking of the number of deaths is still led by the state of São Paulo, which has 76,552 deaths from Covid-19. Rio de Janeiro remains in second place, with 37,218 deaths, followed by Minas Gerais (25,214), Rio Grande do Sul (20,234) and Paraná (17,183).

The count of cases carried out by the State Health Secretariats includes symptomatic or asymptomatic people; that is, in the latter case they are people who were or are infected, but did not show symptoms of the disease.

Since the beginning of June, Conass has released the Covid-19 pandemic numbers due to confusion with data from the Ministry of Health. Information from the health secretaries serves as the basis for the official government table, but some are released about an hour earlier.

More than 130 million people have been infected worldwide. Of the total number of patients, more than 28 million died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Brazil remains the third country in the world in number of Covid-19 cases and the second in deaths, only behind the United States.