Brazil exceeds 23 million infections by Covid-19 | News

The National Council of Secretaries of Health (Conass) of Brazil announced that the country reached 23,000,657 infections by Covid-19 on Sunday, since the beginning of the pandemic, which represents almost 11 percent of its population, after registering some cases on the last day.

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On the last day, 24,934 new positive cases of coronavirus were registered, while there were another 74 deaths to reach a total of 621,045 deaths from the virus.

According to Conass, the weekly average of Covid-19 infections increased on Sunday to 68,107 per day, data that had not been reported since June 2021.

However, the Datafolha Institute published a survey last Saturday in which one in four people claimed to have been diagnosed with the disease, so the total figure may be higher than that announced by the authorities.

The survey was applied by telephone on January 12 and 13 to 2,023 people, over 16 years of age, in all states of the country. The margin of error was plus or minus two percentage points.

Brazil remains one of the three countries in the world most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by the United States (USA) and India, with a mortality rate of 295.5 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants .

On the other hand, a survey carried out by the São Paulo Union of Hospitals, Clinics and Laboratories (SindHosp) indicated that at least 55 percent of the entity’s laboratories have Covid-19 tests for less than a week.

According to the study, 22 percent of the centers estimate that their stock will end between 15 and 21 days, while 16 percent specified that they have a warehouse for between eight and 14 days. Only 6 percent said they had evidence for more than 21 days.