Brazil confirms over 1,556 deaths by covid;  moving average is 1,265

Brazil confirms over 1,556 deaths by covid; moving average is 1,265

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Brazil confirms over 1,556 deaths by covid;  moving average is 1,265

O Ministry of Health confirmed another 1,556 deaths by covid-19 this Wednesday (14.Jul.2021), bringing the total to 537,394.

Cases confirmed within 24 hours were 57,736. Since the beginning of the health crisis, there are 19,209,729 diagnoses of the disease.

Health authorities also claim that, of the total number of infected people, 17,858,633 are already recovered and 813,702 are still under medical care.

AVERAGE OF DEATHS AND CASES

To explain the pandemic situation, the power360 uses the 7-day moving average as the metric. This is the daily average of deaths and cases in the last 7 days, including the date.

The indicator shades any abrupt variations, especially on weekends, when there are fewer reported cases. On these days there are fewer employees in the state departments of Health and the Ministry of Health to report and compile data, respectively.

With the additions of this Wednesday (14.Jul.2021), the average of deaths per covid-19 is of 1,265, the lowest since March 2, when it reached 1,262. It has been in decline for 18 consecutive days. When there is a decrease in the moving average greater than 15% compared to two weeks before, experts consider that the curve has a drop.

The daily average of new cases is in 42,956, according to the official numbers. Has fallen for 15 days.

Despite the drop in moving averages, Domingos Alves, a data scientist and professor at the Faculty of Medicine at USP (University of São Paulo) in Ribeirão Preto, recalls that curves have already declined in other moments of the health crisis.

This drop that is being observed and celebrated still leaves us at very high levels in relation to the history of the pandemic”, says the expert.

PROPORTIONAL DEATHS

Brazil has 2,519 deaths per million inhabitants. The worst situations are in Rondônia, Mato Grosso, Rio de Janeiro, Amazonas, Distrito Federal and Mato Grosso do Sul, with more than 3,000 deaths per million.

The rates consider the number of deaths confirmed by the Ministry of Health and the population estimate by the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) for the year 2021 in each unit of the Federation.

Brazil occupies the 8th position in the ranking of proportional deaths, according to the panel Worldometer.

The list is led by Peru, with 5,819 deaths per million. In late May, the country revised the data and rose to the top of the ranking, a position formerly occupied by Hungary.

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