Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID pandemic in the world, registered 460 new deaths and 14,502 new cases in the last 24 hours, thus exceeding 605,000 victims and 21.7 million infections since the beginning of the crisis, official sources reported this Friday.
According to the data released today by the Ministry of Health, with the new numbers of deaths and cases, very similar to those of Thursday, Brazil has accumulated 605 thousand 139 victims and 21 million 711 thousand 843 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, in February of last year.
These figures confirm the Latin American giant, with its 213 million inhabitants, as the second country in the world with the most fatalities from the virus, after the United States, and as the third in infections, behind the North Americans and India.
Despite the high numbers of victims and infections, the pandemic has been subsiding in Brazil since June and the averages for both deaths and infections are among their lowest levels in several months.
The average number of deaths in the last seven days stood at 353 a day this Friday, almost a ninth of the record average of 3,124 deaths per day that the country registered on April 12, at the peak of the second wave of the pandemic.
For its part, the average number of cases in the last seven days was 12,052 daily this Friday, one seventh of the record of 77,328 infections per day registered on June 23.