The fourth country in the world most affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 30,000 deaths, lamented yesterday Brazil’s heaviest daily toll with another 1,262 deaths. In the rising phase of the disease, however, the country began to interrupt.
On Tuesday, June 2, Brazil had a register of deaths related to Covid-19 in 24 hours and crossed the cap of 30,000 dead. A strong progression of the disease that did not prevent the authorities of Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo from initiating a deconfection.
The country lamented a further 1,262 deaths, the worst daily death toll since May 21 (1,188), the Health Ministry said.
Brazil, a country with 212 million people, representing more than half the cases of coronavirus pollution and deaths in Latin America, recorded 555,383 confirmed cases of Covid-19, following a progression – also severe – 29,000 pollution in 24 hours.
Covid-19 advances in Rio and Sao Paulo
These figures, which the scientific community believes are grossly undervalued, place Brazil at 4e world place for the dead, behind the US, UK and Italy, but with 146 deaths per million inhabitants, Brazil has an even lower ratio than Italy (554) or the US (over 300).
The two most affected Brazilian states are Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the southeast.
In Sao Paulo, the development of the pandemic is particularly worrying, with the highest figures for both deaths and pollution in 24 hours since the onset of the first case of Covid-19 from Brazil in this state, February 26. The country’s economic and cultural engine, the state on Tuesday evening lamented 7,994 deaths (+ 327) and 118,295 cases (+ 6999). The mayor of Sao Pauloa extended the prison to June 15, which was not accompanied by any forced action.
In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the country’s largest tourist center, 5,686 deaths have been recorded and more than 56,000 cases of pollution. But Rio has begun its deconfinance.
“City Hall [de Rio] should have waited for the curve to turn, as well as other countries that have begun to reduce restrictions. This is not at all the case in Rio, where the curve remains in full swing, “explained AFP Paulo Buss, from the Fiocruz Research Institute.
In light of the high levels of pollution, researchers have assessed the start of deconfinance in Brazil as a fast, a step that no other country has apparently taken while it was still in a rising phase of the pandemic.
The containment was the subject of violent confrontations between state governors, who have decision-making power on public health issues, and a President Jair Bolsonaro who called on the population in an insistent, sometimes provocative, way to resume work to avoid “hunger and misery” in Brazil. Once again on Sunday, the head of Etata’s crowds in Brazil took among his followers.