Brazil totals 1,800,827 million infected and 70,398 deaths due to Covid-19, with the country’s lethality rate standing at 3.9%, the Brazilian executive said this Friday.
In the last 24 hours, Brazil recorded 1,214 fatalities and 45,048 people diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
The authorities are also investigating a possible relationship of 4,000 deaths with Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus.
According to the Executive, 369 of the 1,214 deaths occurred in the last three days, but were included in this Friday’s data.
Regarding the recovered, Brazil registers 1,078,763 cases of patients who managed to overcome the disease, with 651,666 infected people still being monitored.
This Friday, the richest and most populous state in Brazil, with about 45 million people, but also the most affected by the current pandemic, this Friday has 359,110 cases of infection and 17,442 deaths.
The governor of São Paulo, João Doria, announced this Friday the renewal of the quarantine in the state until July 30 and a relaxation in the restrictions of the coastal and interior regions. Now, only 17% of the state’s population is in areas with severe restrictions, which allow only fundamental services.
The list of the most affected states is followed by Ceará, which officially concentrates 133,546 people diagnosed and 6,777 dead, and Rio de Janeiro, with 129,443 infected and 11,280 fatalities due to the new coronavirus.
Brazil, with an estimated population of 210 million people, now has an incidence of 33.5 deaths and 856.9 cases of the disease per 100,000 inhabitants.
The Covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 556,000 deaths and infected more than 12.36 million people in 196 countries and territories, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.