With 1,212 new notifications in 24 hours, Brazil reached the mark of 111,100 deaths from COVID-19. The figures were released as part of the Health Ministry’s daily update on Wednesday (Aug. 19). There are also 3,173 deaths being investigated.
The report also includes 3,456,652 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic. From Tuesday to Wednesday, 49,298 new people infected with coronavirus were notified by health secretariats. Yesterday, the case count stood at 3,407,354.
The update also states that 730,298 people are being monitored; 2,615,254 have recovered.
The states with the highest death toll are São Paulo (27,591), Rio de Janeiro (14,913), Ceará (8,241), Pernambuco (7,280), and Pará (6,015). The lowest amount of fatal cases have been reported in Tocantins (536), Roraima (575), Acre (591), Amapá (622), and Mato Grosso do Sul (668).
Brazil still ranks first on the number of both cases and deaths, preceded by the US, which, according to the ministry, reached 5,313,080 infected and 168,446 deaths.
As for the incidence (cases in every 1 million people) and mortality (deaths in every 1 million people), Brazil ranks eight, with rates of 2,722 and 98, respectively. The country climbed the ranking of countries by mortality compared to last week, when it occupied the ninth place.
Translation: Fabrício Ferreira – Edition: Pedro Ivo de Oliveira / Nira Foster