Brazil crosses the threshold of 90 000 people died of the coronavirus

Le Brésil franchit le cap des 90 000 morts du coronavirus

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil crossed Wednesday the cap of 90 000 people died of the coronavirus, and announced the numbers of new deaths and new infections in the last 24 hours very high, which bear witness to the virulence of the pandemic.

Brazil is the second country where the COVID-19 kills, the most in the world after the United States, which passed Wednesday on their side of the threshold of 150,000 deaths.

The largest country in Latin America has experienced over the last 24 hours 1595 additional deaths, bringing the total to 90 134 dead, announced the Health ministry.

The department has also made state-of-69 074 new cases in 24 hours. In total, 2.55 million people have been infected by the virus.

These new deaths, and these new cases represent records, which must however be put in perspective.

The State of Sao Paulo, the most populous country in the Brazil, with its population of 46 million, has reported on this Wednesday, the statistics that he had not been able to integrate the day before, for technical reasons, in the national table.

There remains, however, that the pandemic is still very active in Brazil, with an average of over 1,000 deaths per day on seven days slippery since the beginning of July.

As to the number of new cases in seven days is slippery, it is, on average, over 30 000 since June 19, and more than 40 000 since July 24.

If the current pace continues, Brazil should reach the mark of 100 000 dead at the end of next week. An epidemiologist quoted in the press has mentioned a cap of 200 000 dead at the end of the year.

The data of the ministry of Health, according to the scientists, under-represent largely the extent of the pandemic in this country, who practice very little testing.

“Today, we are making diagnoses earlier in the disease”, however, has assured Wednesday that the responsible of the Health, Arnaldo Medeiros, during a press conference. “All of this contributes to the increase in the number of cases.”

Crisis endless

Unlike the majority of countries aected, Brazil presents the specificity to be entered into a tea in June, but that lasts forever, and remains at a high level.

This gives the pandemic the appearance of a health crisis, endless for the population, five months after the detection of the first case of COVID-19, and that makes it increasingly difficult to maintain isolation measures and distancing physical.

In this gigantic country of 212 million people, the coronavirus has spread in very heterogeneous. It rages today in the States of the south and centre-west, after having swept those of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in the south-east, as well as the north and north-east.

But everywhere, black people and mixed race, low level of education and income, are far more affected than the classes white, affluent, according to various surveys.

The ideal laboratory for testing the vaccine with such a circulation of the virus, the Brazil is currently conducting two campaigns of tests in phase III, the last phase before registration.

Positive for more than two weeks at the beginning of the month, the president Jair Bolsonaro has overcome the COVID-19, thanks, he assured, the virtues of his treatment with hydroxychloroquine, a molecule highly contested by the international medical community.

Unions representing over a million members of the staff of the health in Brazil were called Monday to the international criminal Court (ICC) to open an investigation into its response to the pandemic, which is according to them a crime against humanity.

But the query against the president, which has never ceased to minimize the health crisis and tried to impede the action of the governors proconfinement in the name of the survival of the economy, has little chance of succeeding.

According to experts, the lack of national policy has also largely facilitated the progression of the virus in Brazil, where the ministry of Health is headed since may by its third owner since the beginning of the crisis, a general, who is acting.

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