The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced yesterday Monday that another 24 patients with COVID-183 had died in the past 19 hours and 7.446 cases of SARS-CoV-2 had been confirmed.
Data on the epidemiological situation on weekends generally tend to be declining.
With 603.645 deaths since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in its territory, Latin America, the largest country with a population of 212 million, has the second heaviest death toll in the world in absolute terms, behind the United States alone (over 724.000 deaths). The number of laboratory-confirmed cases is now 21.651.910; Brazil remains the world's third-highest number of reported viral infections, after the United States and India, according to official figures.
However, as vaccination finally progresses in the country, the rolling average of 14 days of deaths due to complications of the disease caused by the virus has now dropped to around 380 per 24 hours, reaching almost 3.000 when the pandemic peaked in April.