Covid-19: deaths in Brazil in 2021 exceed ENTIRE 2020

by Kelvin
Covid-19: deaths in Brazil in 2021 exceed ENTIRE 2020

Transmitted by G1 on Sunday (25), the news is sad, but the prospect frightens everyone: in just 113 days this year, more Brazilians died of covid-19 than in all 289 days of the pandemic last year. Now there are 195,949 deaths, against 194,976 in 2020. In all, the macabre accounting shows 14,339,412 cases and 390,925 deaths, according to the consortium of press vehicles.

The data collected until 8 pm on Sunday, April 25, showed 1,316 deaths in the previous 24 hours. As a result, this month of April, still unfinished, became the most lethal in the history of the covid-19 pandemic in Brazil.

  

pandemic rejuvenates

The country’s moving average of deaths over the past seven days reached 2,498, a -20% change from the average 14 days ago. This downward trend, which follows the enactment of restrictive measures in several cities in Brazil, was the highest since November 11, when the moving average of deaths dropped by -27%.

If, on the one hand, the reduction in the moving average can be an indication of successful strategies, on the other hand, the rapid evolution of the disease that occurred last month, with the emergence of more lethal variants, continues to fuel the lethal statistics. Yesterday completed 95 days in a row in Brazil with a moving average of deaths above a thousand, and 40 days with this average above the 2,000 Brazilians killed per day.

Another worrying factor is the process of “pandemic rejuvenation”. According to a bulletin released last week by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), while in the first epidemiological week of 2021 the average age of hospitalized by covid-19 in Brazil was 62.35 years, in the most recent sample (14th week), the average age dropped to 57.68. In deaths, the average age was reduced from 71.56 to 64.62.