Brazil registered yesterday (25) the largest number of deaths in 24 hours since the beginning of the pandemic, with 1,582 deaths. In contrast, the Social Isolation Index had its lowest record since the second week of March 2020, when states were beginning to decree the closure or reduction of non-essential services. Among the reasons for the low rate recorded are the return to in-person classes and the end of emergency aid, which encouraged the return to work on the streets.
The numbers are measured by startup In Loco with a technology that “pulls” public data generated by locating 60 million cell phones. According to information disclosed by the company, the average insulation was 32% on Tuesday (23) and Wednesday (24). It is the lowest since March 13, 2020, when the country had not yet registered any deaths from the disease.
According to José Dias do Nascimento, professor at the Department of Physics at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, who works with data analysis for covid-19, the index is extremely low and increases the amount of exposed population.
“In our current situation, we should have an isolation of at least 70%. Of course, these numbers are difficult to reach, but it is urgent to stop this growth. Unfortunately, this pattern of behavior was only achieved at the beginning of the pandemic, and never again,” he said. to UOL.
The states with the worst isolation rates are Tocantins – with only 28.5% – followed by Goiás, São Paulo, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. The leaders in isolation are Acre, Amazonas, Ceará, Roraima and Rondônia, states that had stricter measures to contain the explosion of cases and that face crowded health networks.
According to In Loco, all study data are aggregated, that is, they do not collect identifying information, such as name, email or telephone number.