COVID-19: Brazil tops 400,000 cases, 25,000 deaths

Some 166 thousand people are estimated to have recovered

Published in 28/05/2020 - 11:33 By Jonas Valente - Brasília

Brazil has surpassed 400 thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, the latest figures in the daily report published by the Health Ministry show. Included in the statistics were 20,559 new people infected with the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 411,821—up 5.1 percent from Tuesday (May 26), when people in this condition added up to 391,222.

The ministry registered 1,086 new deaths from COVID-19, adding up to 25,598. The result is up 4.4 percent from Tuesday’s 24,512.

Of the total number of confirmed cases, 219,576 are being monitored and 166,647 have recovered. There are 4,108 deaths being investigated.

Lethality (deaths by the total number of cases) stood at 6.2 percent, with the mortality rate at 12.2 deaths for every 100 thousand people.

São Paulo remains the epicenter of the disease in the country, with the highest number of obits (6,712). The state is followed by Rio de Janeiro (4,605), Ceará (2,671), Pará (2,545), and Pernambuco (2,468).

Deaths have also been registered in the states of Amazonas (1,891), Maranhão (853), Bahia (531), Espírito Santo (511), Alagoas (368), Paraíba (298), Rio Grande do Norte (242), Minas Gerais (240), Rio Grande do Sul (209), Amapá (183), Paraná (162), Rondônia (137), Piauí (134), the Federal District (133), Santa Catarina (126), Sergipe (127), Acre (113), Goiás (108), Roraima (102), Tocantins (65), Mato Grosso (46), and Mato Grosso do Sul (18).

As for the number of confirmed cases, São Paulo ranks first (89,483). Next come Rio de Janeiro (42,398), Ceará (37,275), Amazonas (33,508), and Pará (31,033), followed by Pernambuco (29,919), Maranhão (26,145), Bahia (15,070), Espírito Santo (11,484), and Paraíba (10,209).

According to the global map by the Johns Hopkins University, Brazil is the second country in number of cases, with the US atop the list, with 1.69 million. Brazil also occupies the six place in related deaths, behind Spain (27,117), France (28,599), Italy (33,072), the UK (37,542) and the US (100,047).

Considering figures from Tuesday, Brazil ranked 51st in the proportion of people infected divided by its population. The country was also 14th in mortality, when obits are compared to the total population.

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Fábio Massalli/Denise Griesinger

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