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October 18, 20 - 1:04 pm - LABS

Brazil approaches 154,000 deaths, with 5.22 million cases of coronavirus

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic until Saturday, Brazil has counted 153,690 deaths and 5,224,637 cases of coronavirus, according to a consortium of media outlets that gathered data directly from the state health departments, three times a day.

The consortium’s data also points to a drop in the moving average of new cases and deaths in recent weeks. The moving average of deaths in Brazil in the last 7 days was 493 – the lowest since May 7 and represents a 25% reduction in 14 days.

The consortium is formed by G1O GloboExtraO Estado de S.PauloFolha de S.Paulo e UOL.

In the photo, pedestrians wearing masks walk on the streets of the city of São Paulo.
In the photo, pedestrians wearing masks walk on the streets of the city of São Paulo. Photo: Rovena Rosa/Agencia Brasil