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Even with downward trend of COVID-19 infections, Brazil reaches the sad mark of 400,000 deaths

The mark has been reached only 36 days after the country registered 300,000 deaths. The first 100,000 deaths occurred over 149 days

Covid-19 victim at Emergency Room of the University Hospital of Londrina, Brazil. Photo: Isaac Fontana/ Courtesy
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  • The mark has been reached only 36 days after the country registered 300,000 deaths;
  • According to Imperial College of London, the coronavirus transmission rate in Brazil fell below 1 for the first time since November.

Brazil reached on Thursday 400,000 deaths caused by COVID-19, according to a survey made by the consortium of media outlets with the state health departments data.

The mark has been reached only 36 days after the country registered 300,000 deaths. The first 100,000 deaths occurred over 149 days. According to the partial bulletin of the day sourced by the consortium, the confirmed cases total 14,541,806.

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Even with this sad mark, the numbers of deaths, cases, and hospitalizations are in a downward trend, and the moving average of cases in a week confirms this slowdown after Brazil reached its COVID-19 peak.

According to Imperial College London, the coronavirus transmission rate in Brazil fell below 1 for the first time since November, reported O Globo. The current index, 0.93, indicates that each group of 100 people with the virus infects 93 others.

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