Brazil’s coronavirus death toll passes 195,000


Brazil’s coronavirus death toll passes 195,000

The Ministry of Health registered this Friday (1st) 462 deaths by Covid-19. In total, Brazil already has 195,411 deaths caused by the disease.

The folder also confirmed 24,605 ​​new cases of Covid, bringing the total infected to 7,700,578 people.

The figures refer to cases registered with the federal government by the State Health Secretariats over a period of 24 hours, counting from 4 pm the previous day, regardless of the date of the occurrences.

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, these numbers tend to be lower due to the functioning of Health Departments and laboratories.

The arrival of the variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, first found in the United Kingdom shortly before Christmas, has already been confirmed in 31 countries.

Studies indicate that it is more transmissible, but experts say there is still no evidence that it is more dangerous.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the initial analysis of the new strain indicates that it can spread more easily among people, but that studies are underway to determine whether it is associated with changes in symptom severity, antibody response or even vaccine effectiveness.

Until December 30, the mutation called VOC-202012/01 (Variant of concern, year 2020, month 12, variant 01) was registered in 31 countries:

  1. United Kingdom (origin)
  2. Australia
  3. Denmark
  4. Germany
  5. Japan
  6. Lebanon
  7. Singapore
  8. Ireland
  9. Israel
  10. Belgium
  11. Holland
  12. Sweden
  13. Spain
  14. France
  15. Canada
  16. Norway
  17. South Korea
  18. Finland
  19. India
  20. Chile
  21. U.S
  22. United Arab Emirates
  23. China
  24. Brazil
  25. Switzerland
  26. Jordan
  27. Italy
  28. Portugal
  29. Pakistan
  30. Iceland
  31. Malaysia
  32. Taiwan *
  33. South Africa **
  34. Nigeria **

    * It does not enter the account because it is not recognized as a country by Brazil.

** This is a different strain, but it has similarities with that of the United Kingdom.