On Saturday, October 10, the number of deaths due to Covid-19 in Brazil exceeded 150,000 and the epidemic seems to be slowly slowing down the country.
With 559 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, Brazil and its 212 million inhabitants officially deplore this Saturday evening officially 150 198 deaths due to Covid-19, according to the latest assessment made public Saturday evening by the Ministry of Health. Brazil, which also totals 5,082,637 cases, is the second most bereaved country in the world after the United States.
The first case was recorded on 26 February and the first death on 16 March. The curves then increased exponentially, before stabilizing in June, with an interminable plateau at an average of more than 1,000 deaths per day.
A decline that began in August
The decline began in August, with an average of 932 deaths recorded per day, and continued in September (752). The decline in the pandemic was confirmed last week, with an average of 610 deaths per day.
The daily average of new cases over one week also dropped to 27,477 compared to over 40,000 in early September. But epidemiologists point out that the decline was much more pronounced in European and Asian countries once the peak was reached.
” We used to get 55,000 new cases a day, now it’s around 27,000. Yes, we can say that it’s gone down a lot, but it’s a bit like going from the Himalayas to the Alps, we’re still in the mountains,” José David Urbaez, a researcher at the Brazilian Infectious Disease Society, told AFP. ” Despite this drop, about 600 people still die every day from Covid-19, so there is still a long way to go,” he continues.