Brazil reaches 579 thousand deaths by covid and has new 24,600

Brazil recorded 684 new confirmed deaths caused by covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as well as more than 24,600 infections caused by the virus in the same period, according to the official table of the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass).

The entity monitors the daily behavior of the pandemic in the country and now registers a total of more than 579,000 deaths and more than 20,700 contaminations from the beginning of the health crisis, in 2020.

By Conass charts, the moving average of deaths per covid in the country is currently at 686, considering data from the last seven days. The moving average of confirmed cases of the disease is now 24,588, also considering the interval of one week.

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Despite having lower rates of proliferation compared to figures from other moments of the health crisis, the pandemic in Brazil is currently coexisting with the advance of the Delta variant, which emerged in India.

The proliferation of the strain is the reason why the capital of Rio de Janeiro, for example, postponed, last Thursday (26) and for an indefinite period, the gradual reopening of activities.

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A study released on Friday (27) by the scientific magazine The Lancet, in the United Kingdom, showed that Delta offers twice as much chance of hospitalization as Alpha, a variant of British origin that has already been identified in several countries in the Americas.

Researchers studied more than 40,000 cases of coronaviruses in England to reach this conclusion.

Experts point out that Delta is almost twice as infectious as the first known covid virus and is also up to 60% more transmissible than Alpha.

Edition: Douglas Matos

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