Brazil reports 1.1 thousand deaths from COVID-19 in 24h

The number of new infected reached 62,094 in the same period

Published in 20/01/2021 - 14:04 By Jonas Valente - Brasília

Brazil’s health secretariats registered 1,192 deaths from COVID-19 in another 62,094 infected with the coronavirus in 24 hours. The data come from the daily update by the Health Ministry, published Tuesday evening (Jan. 19).

The new figures bring the country’s total death toll in the pandemic to 211,491. There are also 2,843 fatalities under investigation by health care teams.

On the new cases confirmed, the number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 8,573,864. Of these, 7,518,846 people have recovered from the disease. There are also 843,527 people with active cases being monitored by health agents.

The number of cases and deaths are usually lower on Sundays and Mondays due to difficulties facing the health secretariats providing the data over the weekend. The figures therefore tend to be higher on Tuesday due to the number of uncounted cases finally computed by the Health Ministry.


The list of states with the highest death tolls is led by São Paulo, which surpassed the 50 thousand mark, going to 50,318. Next come Rio de Janeiro (28,026), Minas Gerais (13,507), Ceará (10,240), and Pernambuco (10,059). Those with the lowest amount of fatalities are Roraima (816), Acre (839), Amapá (1,010), Tocantins (1,323), and Rondônia (2,044).

Looking at the number of people infected, São Paulo also takes the lead (1.644 million), followed by Minas Gerais (651.9 thousand), Santa Catarina (546.5 thousand), Bahia (544.3 thousand), and Rio Grande do Sul (512.3 thousand).

Translation: Fabrício Ferreira -  Edition: Aline Leal / Nira Foster

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