Brazil’s Health Ministry released the figures on the pandemic of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country on Sunday (Jul. 19). According to the daily report, the nation has 2,098,389 confirmed cases of the disease and 79,488 deaths registered. Recovered cases add up to 1,371,229.
In 24 hours (from Saturday to Sunday), the ministry reported 23,529 new cases and 716 deaths. There are 647,672 cases under observation.
The lethality rate (number of deaths divided by the total case tally) stood at 3.8 percent. The mortality (deaths for every 100 thousand people) reached 37.8. The incidence of COVID-19 cases for every 100 thousand people is 957.5.
Figures across Brazil
Of the five Brazilian regions, the Southeast has the highest number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 717, 154 cases and 36,050 deaths. São Paulo, also in the Southeast, is the most severely affected state, with 415,049 cases and 19,732 deaths. Also in the region, Rio de Janeiro ranks second in number of fatal cases (12,144).
The Northeast comes second, with 700,683 cases and 25,395 deaths. It is where Ceará is located, the state with the second highest number of infected people as per official figures (146,972) and third in number of deaths (7,178).