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Brazil crosses the threshold of 500,000 dead

This country is the second worst country by Govt-19 after the United States.

Brazil is the second country to suffer the most from Covit-19 Behind America, The health minister announced on Saturday that the death toll had exceeded 500,000.

Marcelo Guerrero tweeted that “500,000 lives have been lost due to an epidemic affecting our Brazil and the world,” noting the results of the last 24 hours.

As of Friday, his ministry had recorded 498,499 deaths, with an average of more than 2,000 deaths daily in the past seven days.

As many as 500,022 deaths were reported on Saturday afternoon, according to the Media Federation, which brings together the country’s major media groups and compiles a daily estimate based on reports from regional governments.

The daily count of the Ministry of Health is usually published at 9 p.m. More than 60% of deaths (303,550) have been reported since the beginning of this year.

Fear of the third wave

Brazil, with a population of 212 million, experienced a deadly second wave earlier this year with more than 4,000 deaths a day. He fears a third wave will strike as the number of infections rises again.

According to a recent weekly report by the Fiocruz Foundation, a leading institution for medical research, Brazil is experiencing a “critical” situation, with a high plateau (deaths) and the possibility of worsening in the coming weeks in the southern hemisphere of winter.

The occupancy rate of beds in the intensive care units exceeds 80% in 19 of the 27 states in the country and 90% in eight of them, Piocruz said.

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Slow vaccination campaign

Experts are concerned about the slow pace of the vaccination campaign, the spread of more invasive species and the lack of preventive measures by President Jair Bolsanaro. Opposes imprisonment and wearing a mask.

However, Health Minister Marcelo Guerrero pointed out in his tweet that he was “working tirelessly to vaccinate all Brazilians as soon as possible and change the situation that has plagued us for more than a year.”

According to official data, 29% of people have received an injection and only 11.36% have been fully vaccinated.

The original article was published on BFMTV.com

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