Brazil registers over 72 deaths by covid-19 – DW – 12/31/2021

Brazil registers over 72 deaths by covid-19 – DW – 12/31/2021
Brazil registers over 72 deaths by covid-19 – DW – 12/31/2021

Brazil officially registered this Friday (31/12) 72 deaths linked to covid-19, according to data released by the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass).

10,282 new cases of the disease were also confirmed.

With that, the total number of registered infections in the country reaches 22,287,521, and the officially identified deaths add up to 619,056. This Friday’s data, however, does not include numbers from two states: Mato Grosso and Tocantins.

In 2021, the country recorded a total of 14,611,548 new cases of covid-19 over 12 months, almost double the total in 2020. There were also 424,107 deaths from the disease in 2021 – more than twice the number for the year. past.

Several authorities and health institutions warn, however, that the real numbers should be even higher due to the lack of large-scale testing and underreporting

In absolute numbers, Brazil officially reached the end of the year as the second country in the world with more deaths, behind only the United States, which total more than 822,000 deaths, but have a much larger population. It is still the third country with the most confirmed cases, after the USA (53.6 million) and India (34.8 million).

The mortality rate per group of 100,000 inhabitants rose to 294.6 in Brazil, the 13th highest in the world, behind only a few small European countries and Peru.

Altogether, more than 286.6 million people have officially contracted the coronavirus worldwide since the start of the pandemic, and 5.4 million deaths have been reported associated with the disease, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.

The year 2021 ended with 198 million covid-19 cases worldwide confirmed in the past 12 months. The number represents more than double the 83 million cases registered in the same period in 2020. Deaths from the disease in 2021 reached 3.5 million, 84% more than the 1.9 million last year, according to data released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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