The daily report released yesterday (Aug. 6) by the Brazilian Health Ministry shows 98,493 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic. From Wednesday to Thursday, 1,237 fatal cases were reported by local health secretariats. On Wednesday (5), the death toll stood at 97,256. There are also 3,544 obits under investigation.
The total case tally added up to 2,912,212. In the 24 hours prior to the report, the ministry was notified of another 53,139 cases from local health care authorities, compared to a total 2,859,073 people infected the day before.
As per the latest official figures, 766,059 patients are being monitored and 2,047,660 have recovered.
COVID-19 by state
The states with the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 are São Paulo (24,448), Rio de Janeiro (13,941), Ceará (7,893), Pernambuco (6,828), and Pará (5.835). Those with the lowest death count are: Tocantins (428), Mato Grosso do Sul (458), Roraima (538), Acre (552), and Amapá (594).
As for confirmed cases, São Paulo ranks first (598,670), followed by Bahia (183,690), Ceará (183.301), Rio de Janeiro (174,064), and Pará (162,822). Bahia has overcome Ceará e taken up the second place on the list.
The states with the least people infected are Acre (21,263), Mato Grosso do Sul (29,101), Tocantins (29,539), Roraima (34,929), and Amapá (37,735). Acre has secured its spot as the the state with the lowest case tally. In the last few week, this position had been occupied by Mato Grosso do Sul.
The map by the Johns Hopkins University indicates the US stands atop the coronavirus ranking, with 4,870,367 cases and 159,864 related deaths since the pandemic started. Brazil comes second, with India listed as third among countries with notifications of the novel coronavirus—1,964,536 cases. Mexico is among the three countries with the largest amount of obits linked to the disease—49,698.