Covid-19 Deaths

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil exceeds 340,000 deaths by Covid-19
Brazil exceeds 340,000 deaths by Covid-19
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Brazil recorded 3,733 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, totaling this April 7th 341,097 victims since the beginning of the pandemic. After the record of deaths registered the previous day, this is the third worst mark so far. As a result, the moving average of deaths in the country in the last 7 days was 2,744. Compared to the average of 14 days ago, the variation was + 21%, indicating an upward trend in deaths from the disease.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
University of Washington projects 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in Brazil during April
University  of Washington projects 100,000 Covid-19 deaths in Brazil during April
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, from the University of Washington, in the United States, projects one hundred thousand deaths from Covid-19 in Brazil in April alone. According to Ethel Maciel, an epidemiologist and professor at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes), if the current pace is maintained, Brazil may surpass the United States in absolute numbers of deaths in August. The moving average of deaths exceeded 3,000 for the second time and reached 3,013, according to data from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass).

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil broke a new record with 3,668 deaths by Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours
Brazil broke a new record with 3,668 deaths by Covid-19 recorded in 24 hours
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According to a report of the consortium of Brazilian media companies consortium released on March 29 3,668 deaths by Covid-19, a new daily record. The country had, since the beginning of the pandemic 317,936 deaths.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil posts record 3,650 new Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
Brazil posts record 3,650 new Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours
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In just 24 hours, 3,650 deaths linked to the disease were officially registered Friday, according to data from the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass). The previous record had been registered last on March 23rd, with 3,251 lives lost in 24 hours.

With the new balance, the total number of victims of the disease in Brazil is 307,112. The mortality rate per group of 100,000 inhabitants rose to 146.1 in Brazil, the 18th highest in the world, when disregarding the dwarf countries San Marino, Liechtenstein and Andorra, according to a Johns Hopkins University survey.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil surpasses 300,000 Covid-19 deaths
Rio de Janeiro beach, closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic
Rio de Janeiro beach, closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic Credit: Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil

The number of deaths in Brazil by Covid-19 passed 300,000 on Wednesday, according to reporting by the consortium of Brazilian media companies. The mark comes at the worst moment of the pandemic in the country, with more restrictive measures in several states and with the federal government facing harsh criticism for mismanagement of the health crisis.

Also on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro made a televised statement to talk about his government's actions to combat the pandemic, but he lied by extolling all he did in an attempt to secure the purchase of vaccines. In the speech, Bolsonaro defended immunisation and said that "2021 will be the year of the vaccination of Brazilians", a very different tone from that adopted in other pronouncements, where he compared the virus to a "little flu".

Regional News • Africa
Opposition candidate in Congo's election Kolelas dies of Covid-19 a day after elections

Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, leading opposition presidential candidate in Republic of Congo's election, died on Sunday, a day after the country went to the polls. Kolelas was hospitalized on the eve of the elections and died of Covid-19 as he was being taken to France for treatment, his campaign director Christian Cyr Rodrigue Mayanda told AFP news agency on Monday. A video circulating on social media dated Friday showed Kolelas, 61, wearing an oxygen mask and with a blood pressure cuff on his arm as he lay in a hospital bed.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil has 2,286 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours and sets a new record
Brazil has 2,286 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours and sets a new record
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Brazil has recorded 2,286 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, the National Council of Health Secretaries (Conass) said on Wednesday 10. This is the highest number of deaths recorded in one day since the beginning of the epidemic, and continues the rampant rise of the disease throughout the Brazilian territory.

With this, the country accumulates 270,656 victims of the Covid-19 and 11,202,305 cases.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil records 1,726 deaths in 24 hours and breaks new pandemic record
Brazil records 1,726 deaths in 24 hours and breaks new pandemic record
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According to a report of the consortium of Brazilian media companies consortium released on March 2, the country recorded 1,726 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours - a record since the pandemic began - bringing the total to 257,562 deaths since its inception.

The moving average of deaths in Brazil in the last 7 days reached 1,274. The variation was 23% compared to the average 14 days ago, indicating an upward trend in deaths from the disease.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil reaches 250,000 deaths as the pace of Covid-19 deaths accelerates
Cemitery in the city of Manaus, Brazil
Cemitery in the city of Manaus, Brazil Credit: Altemar Alcantara.Semcom

According to a report of the consortium of Brazilian media companies consortium released on February 24, Brazil exceeded the mark of 250 thousand deaths due to Covid-19.

The death toll was reached amid the lack of a vaccination campaign and with new variants circulating. Experts cite the fast pace of transmission and deaths due to the lack of isolation measures and restrictions imposed by the State.

Regional News • Americas • United States
USA counts over 500,000 Covid-19 deaths
USA counts over 500,000 Covid-19 deaths
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On Monday, the USA crossed the sad threshold of half a million Covid-19 deaths. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there were 500,071 deaths after infection - more than in any other country in the world.

"Today I ask all Americans to remember. Remember those we lost and remember those we left behind," President Biden said.

Regional News • Americas • United States
US could have averted 40% of Covid deaths, says panel examining Trump's policies

The US could have averted 40% of the deaths from Covid-19, had the country’s death rates corresponded with the rates in other high-income G7 countries, according to a Lancet commission tasked with assessing Donald Trump’s health policy record.

Almost 470,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus so far, with the number widely expected to go above half a million in the next few weeks. At the same time some 27 million people in the US have been infected. Both figures are by far the highest in the world.

The commission condemned Trump’s response to Covid, but emphasized that the country entered the pandemic with a degraded public health infrastructure. Between 2002 and 2019, US public health spending fell from 3.21% to 2.45% – approximately half the share of spending in Canada and the UK.

The commission also noted that historical advances usually follow a period of conflict and struggle and included recommendations for healthcare workers to advance progress in the wake of Trump’s presidency.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Republican US congressman Ron Wright dies after Covid-19 infection
Republican US congressman Ron Wright dies after Covid-19 infection
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A member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Republican Ron Wright, has died after being infected with the coronavirus. This was announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. The 67-year-old congressman from the state of Texas had declared on January 21 that a corona test on him had turned out positive. Wright is survived by three children and nine grandchildren, according to Pelosi.

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • Celebrities & Public Figures
Captain Sir Tom Moore has died after contracting Covid-19
Captain Sir Tom Moore has died after contracting Covid-19
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Captain Tom Moore, the British WWII veteran who raised £33 million for health care workers by walking laps in his garden, has died age 100 after contracting Covid-19.

In a statement, Capt Sir Tom's daughters Mrs Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore."

Regional News • Europe • Germany
More than 50,000 Covid-19 deaths in Germany since the start of the pandemic
More than 50,000 Covid-19 deaths in Germany since the start of the pandemic
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More than 50,000 people in Germany have died in connection with the coronavirus since the pandemic began. The German health authorities reported 859 new deaths within 24 hours to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), bringing the total number of deaths to 50,642.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
Brazil registers 1,283 new Covid-19 deaths, 61,966 new infections
Brazil registers 1,283 new Covid-19 deaths, 61,966 new infections
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The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Wednesday the country had 1,283 new deaths and 61,966 positive diagnoses for the new coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected to 8,257,459 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Regional News • Europe • United Kingdom
UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000
UK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000
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1,564 deaths were recorded across the United Kingdom on Wednesday 13th January - a record high bringing the total to 101,160.

Regional News • World
Number of global Covid-19 cases surpass 80m
Number of global Covid-19 cases surpass 80m
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The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has surpassed 80 million infections worldwide on Saturday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. At least 1,753,313 people have died from the novel coronavirus globally. The highest infections have been recorded in the United States, India, Brazil and Russia.

Health
United States count over 3 million deaths in 2020

Preliminary numbers for the United States suggest that the country is on track to see more than 3.2 million deaths this year, or at least 400,000 more than in 2019. Final mortality data for this year will be available only in a few months.

Regional News • Europe • Germany
Germany enters lockdown as daily death record reaches 952
Germany enters lockdown as daily death record reaches 952
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Germany is entering a strict lockdown on Wednesday as it reports its highest daily death count. 952 people have died of a Covid-19 infection over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death count to 23,427.

From today on until January 10th non-essential businesses will remain closed, including restaurants, museums and beauty salons.

Regional News • Americas • Brazil
With deaths on the rise, Jair Bolsonaro states "we are living the end of a pandemic"
Jair Bolsonaro
Jair Bolsonaro Credit: Alan Santos/PR

The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the country is facing the end of the pandemic. The statement was made at a time when 22 of the 27 states face a rise in Covid-19 deaths.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 179,032 people have died due to Covid-19 in Brazil, and the country does not yet have a detailed vaccination plan against the disease.