Covid: Brazil completes 25 consecutive days with a moving average of deaths below 300, shows press consortium

RIO — Brazil recorded this Thursday 281 deaths by Covid-19, bringing to 613,697 the total number of lives lost to the new coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. The moving average was 217 deaths, a reduction of 17% compared to the calculation of two weeks ago, which indicates a downward trend. Two states reported no deaths.

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The data are from the consortium formed by O GLOBO, Extra, G1, Folha de S.Paulo, UOL and O Estado de S. Paulo and gathers information from the state health departments published daily until 8 pm.

12,191 new cases of Covid-19 were also registered throughout the national territory, totaling 22,055,608 people who have already been infected with the virus. The moving average was 12,191 positive diagnoses, a decrease of 17% compared to the index two weeks ago, which shows a downward trend.

The “7-day moving average” averages the number for the day and the previous six. It is compared with a two-week average to indicate whether there is an upward, stable or downward trend in cases or deaths. The calculation is a statistical resource to be able to see the trend of the data, muffling the noise” caused by the weekends, when the notification of deaths is reduced due to a shortage of employees on duty.

Vaccination

Twenty-three Brazilian federative units updated their data on vaccination against Covid-19 this Thursday. Across the country, 158,447,349 people were partially immunized with the first dose of one of the vaccines, equivalent to 74.28% of the Brazilian population. Already 131,649,449 people are fully immunized (with two doses or with the single dose vaccine), that is, 61.72% of the national population. In total, 15,281,170 received booster doses.

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In the last 24 hours, the application of 1,592,298 vaccines were registered in Brazil, being 52,000 of the first dose, 1,274,821 of the second dose, 23,178 of a single dose and 242,299 booster doses.

Correction: The consortium was wrong to disclose on Tuesday that the country registered 398 deaths that day. The correct number of deaths in 24 hours was 298. The correction was retroactively made to the consortium’s historical data on Thursday.

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