Brazil records 1,480 new deaths by Kovid and reaches a total of 354,617 – 12/04/2021

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil on Monday recorded 1,480 new deaths due to Kovid-19, bringing the total number of fatal victims of the disease to 354,617 in the country, the Ministry of Health said.

35,785 new cases of coronovirus were also reported, with a total number of infections in the country with 13,717,808.

Brazil has the second most absolute number of deaths in the world by Kovid-19, behind only the United States. According to a Reuters poll, the country currently accounts for one in four deaths recorded worldwide each day.

However, in terms of matters, Brazil again overtook India and now occupies the third global position.

The state most affected by Kovid-19, São Paulo, reported 2,648,844 cases and 83,098 deaths this month.

São Paulo Governor João Doria (PSDB) said on Twitter that hospitalizations had decreased by 17.4% in the last two weeks, triggering sanctions measures imposed in the state. This Monday, São Paulo returned to the so-called red phase of the epidemic prevention plan, which is less rigorous than the previously implemented emergency phase.

“The tragic increase in the number of deaths reported this week reflects the scenario 30 days earlier and not the impact of the emergency phase … For this reason, the indicators remain high during the emergency phase. In the current scenario, we expect .Doria said, “The number of deaths can be reduced due to gradual decline in hospitals”.

Minas Gerais is the second state with the most registered coronavirus infections with 1,228,659 cases, but Rio de Janeiro ranks second with the most deaths, with 39,444 deaths, according to Health Ministry data.

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The government reports 11,957,068 people recovered from Kovid-19 and 1,206,123 patients are followed up.

The figures for this Monday are lower than those reported recently, as tests have been drenched on weekends – a factor that usually leads to a decrease in the number of cases and deaths on Sundays and Mondays.

(By Gabriel Araujo)

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