Brazil records more than 75 thousand cases of Covid and 298 deaths in 24 hours

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Brazil records more than 75 thousand cases of Covid and 298 deaths in 24 hours

Brazil recorded 298 deaths from Covid and 75,749 cases of the disease this Friday (1). With this, the country reached 671,764 lives lost and 32,434,200 infected with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Amapá, Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul and Roraima did not register any deaths.

The moving average of deaths is 212 per day, up 54.74% from two weeks ago. The average number of infections reached 57,639 per day, a growth of 58.14%.

The country’s data, collected up to 8 pm, are the result of a collaboration between Folha, UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo and G1 to gather and disseminate figures related to the coronavirus pandemic. The information is collected by the consortium of press vehicles daily with the State Health Departments.

According to data from the state health departments, in the last 24 hours, 22,319 first doses and 34,733 second doses were applied. 330 single doses and 139,404 booster doses were also recorded.

Thus, in all, 179,109,568 people received at least the first dose of a vaccine against Covid in Brazil. Added to the single doses of Janssen vaccine, there are already 167,564,527 people with two doses or with one dose of Janssen vaccine.

Thus, the country already has 83.37% of the population with the 1st dose and 78% of Brazilians with two doses or one dose of the Janssen vaccine.

Acre, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Santa Catarina and Tocantins did not update vaccines.

To date, 95,106,751 people have taken the booster dose.

The consortium also gathers the record of vaccine doses administered to children. The population aged 5 to 11 years partially immunized (with only the first dose of vaccine received) is 63.26%, totaling 12,968,698. In the same age group, 38.57% (7,906,381) received the second dose or the single dose.

Vaccination data against Covid-19 was affected by the hacker attack on the Ministry of Health system, which took place in December, which led to the lack of updates in several states for long periods of time.

The consortium of press vehicles recently updated the Brazilian population numbers used to calculate the percentage of people vaccinated in the country. Now, the data used are the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) projection for 2022. All numbers are now calculated according to these values, including last year’s. Therefore, the percentages of people vaccinated may differ from the previously published figures.

Even those who received both doses or one dose of the Janssen vaccine should maintain basic care, such as wearing a mask and social distancing, say experts.

The initiative of the consortium of press vehicles occurred in response to the attitudes of the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government, which threatened to withhold data, delayed newsletters about the disease and took information from the air, with the interruption of the disclosure of the totals of cases and deaths. In addition, the government has released conflicting data.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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