Brazil passes the 21 million accumulated cases of covid-19

Brazil surpassed the mark of 21 million people infected by covid-19 this Monday (13). In the last 24 hours, 6,645 new cases were registered, reaching a total of 21.006,424.

There are still 342,625 cases in follow-up. The name refers to the number of active cases of people who have had a confirmed diagnosis and are being cared for by health teams or recovering at home.

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The total number of people who lost their lives to the pandemic reached 587,066 people. In the last 24 hours, 215 deaths were confirmed as a result of the disease.

There are also 3,437 deaths under investigation. In these situations, diagnoses depend on test results completed only after the patient has already died.

The data are in the daily balance of the Ministry of Health, released late on Monday (13). The update did not bring data from Rio de Janeiro and Ceará.

The data in general are smaller on Sundays and Mondays due to the difficulty of feeding the system by the state health departments. On Tuesdays, the results tend to be higher due to the regularization of the records accumulated during the weekend.

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The Federation units with the highest number of deaths are: São Paulo (147,258), Rio de Janeiro (63,880), Minas Gerais (53,698), Paraná (37,116) and Rio Grande do Sul (34,462). At the bottom of the list are Acre (1,816), Amapá (1,962), Roraima (1,968), Tocantins (3,716) and Sergipe (6,003).

São Paulo also leads in the number of cases, with 4,300,644, followed by Minas Gerais (2097,095) and Paraná (1,479,670). The Federation units with the lowest number of cases are Acre (87,914), Amapá (122,603) and Roraima (126,855).

Edition: Vinícius Segalla

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