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Brazil records 4,249 deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours and breaks new record – Prime Time Zone

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In the same period, the country added 86,652 new cases of the disease, bringing the total of those infected with the new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) and its variants to 13,279,857

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Country totals more than 345 thousand deaths from the disease

O Brazil registered 4,249 new deaths caused by Covid-19 in the last 24 hours and set a new daily record. Until then, the mark had been surpassed last Tuesday, 6, when 4,195 new fatalities were counted. This was the second time that the record was broken in just one day. Thus, the total number of deaths since the beginning of pandemic went to 345,025. In the same period, the country added 86,652 new cases of the disease, bringing the total of those infected with the new coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) and its variants to 13,279,857. THE moving average of deaths followed the upward trend, reaching 2,820. On the other hand, the average daily new cases of the disease dropped from 63,494 to 62,859 in the last 24 hours. The data were released by the National Council of State Health Secretaries (CONASS) through a bulletin update held at 6 pm on Thursday, 8.

In absolute numbers, Brazil continues to be the second country most affected by the pandemic, surpassed only by USA, which account for 30.96 million cases and 559 thousand deaths caused by Covid-19. Disease indicators continue to show a worsening trend in recent days. The mortality rate was 164.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, while the incidence rate increased to 6,319.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. In turn, the lethality rate remained stable at 2.6%. O State of Sao Paulo remains the most affected by the pandemic, with 2,597,366 cases and 80,724 deaths caused by Covid-19.

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