More than 45,000 Deaths: Brazil, with nearly one Million Corona infections

Brazil will exceed the these days the one Million mark in Corona cases. The number of cases was on Tuesday nearly 930.000, wherein, within the last 24 hours, mo

More than 45,000 Deaths: Brazil, with nearly one Million Corona infections

Brazil will exceed the these days the one Million mark in Corona cases. The number of cases was on Tuesday nearly 930.000, wherein, within the last 24 hours, more than 37,000 new cases were counted. Over 45,000 people have died from the effects of the Virus, just in the last 24 hours there were more than 1300. The actual Figures should be higher, since the country is comparatively few Tests and a high number of unreported cases must be assumed.

Tjerk Brühwiller

Free Rapporteur for Latin America with headquarters in São Paulo.

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The government of President Jair Bolsonaro, the Ministry of health is run for a month on an interim basis, had the acquisition of the data in the meantime, made more difficult by the numbers total more announced. In addition, the new cases were released only at a later hour, in order not to hinder the media coverage of the pandemic. Various media houses have closed, therefore, to a consortium, the data on the health authorities of the individual Federal States to gather. By order of the court, the government has stopped paying now and again for the publication of the total.

With a rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants in Brazil, which counts 210 million inhabitants, is,in spite of the high total numbers of statistically behind several European countries. However, the curve in Brazil, is still rising. In some regions, there are no beds in intensive care are available. At the same time the first steps of a relaxation of the isolation measures take place already. Since last week a number of shops and shopping centers in several States and cities have been opened, including in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

A light glance, from the Brazilian point of view, is the rate of the decline in Contagion. According to the calculations of the British Imperial College, the Rate has fallen in the past three weeks, but is currently still at 1.05. This means that 100 Infected to infect another 105 persons. At the end of April, this factor was 2.8. Because of the high number of unreported cases, even these calculations, however, are viewed with caution.

With Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Peru recorded in other countries in the Region, infection rates by a factor of about 1. Various countries have moved already to a loosening of the insulation measures. For attention, Mexico besides Brazil, where the number of deaths now of 17,000 has been exceeded. Mexico has been testing relatively few of its 120 million inhabitants. Latin America has developed with a total of 1.7 million cases and about 80,000 dead to a new epicentre of the pandemic.

Date Of Update: 17 June 2020, 12:20

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