October 16, 2021

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The death rate is dropping, but Delta is worried

Brazil time is up 600 thousand mark deaths by covid-19 with nearly half of the population fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, amid the resumption of trade and events and in anticipation of a series of extended holidays.

Today, the daily moving average of deaths is below 500. In April – at the worst moment of the epidemic in the country – reached 3125.

Between January and April of this year, the total deaths in the country reached nearly 210,000. on June 17 We reached 500,000 —Since then, nearly four months have passed and 100,000 lives have been lost.

Today, in absolute numbers, the daily number of deaths is close to that recorded in April of last year, at the beginning of the epidemic, and in October and November, when there was a decline in records.

This year, after a strong acceleration in the first half, the frequency of deaths declined between the end of June and mid-September, when it stabilized. During this same period, 70 million Brazilians completed immunization with the second or single dose.

Across the world, there is a trend towards a decrease in the number of deaths – a The death toll last week was the smallest in a year. However, the number of lives lost daily in Brazil is still high. According to the World Health Organization, in the past seven days, the accumulation here (3383) was only lower than in the United States (12674), Russia (6294) and Mexico (3520).

Brazil is the ninth country with the highest number of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants (281.72) – behind Peru (605.12) and Eastern European countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina (328.25) and Hungary (309.73).

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Only on Tuesday (5), they were 686 deaths Here – at the beginning of the pandemic, the world was shocked when Italy and Spain confirmed Close to 700 deaths a day, Each.

September was the month Fewer deaths this year (16275) in Brazil, but made a direction of acceleration Average day 22 – exactly two weeks after the September 7 holiday. Since then, the numbers have remained stable.

Now, we’ll have three holidays in just over 30 days – next Tuesday, October 12 (Nossa Senhora Aparecida); On another Tuesday, November 2 (it’s all over); And on Monday, November 15 (Proclamation of the Republic).

Last year, these holidays occurred during the period of declining indicators (cases, deaths and hospitalizations due to the Corona virus) and easing of quarantine, which made many people relax in terms of protective measures. after, after long holidays october and november, There was an increase in hospitals.

Despite the apparent improvement in recent records, thousands of families are still in mourning. Experts heard before UOL Ask for caution.