Covid-19 Deaths

Politics • American • South America
Peru surpasses 25,000 deaths and 500,000 Covid-19 cases
President Martin Vizcarra
President Martin Vizcarra Credit: Twitter (Reproduction)

Peru had 507,996 Covid-19 cases and 25,648 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak, according to health ministry data on Thursday.

During a public event to pay tribute to 120 doctors who have died from Covid-19, President Martin Vizcarra blamed the recent spike in infections on an uptick in social and sporting events and a lax attitude by the public.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazi has more than 105,000 Covid-19 deaths
Brazi has more than 105,000 Covid-19 deaths
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The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Wednesday 59,147 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases to 3,229,621 since the beginning of the outbreak.

The country recorded 1,301 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 105,564 deaths.

Politics • American • South America
Argentina: Another 84 Covid-19 deaths and 4,688 new cases reported in the last 24 hours
Press conference of the Argentinean Ministry of Health
Press conference of the Argentinean Ministry of Health Credit: Argentina.gob.ar (Public Domain)

More than 140 days after the start of the quarantine, the Argentina's Ministry of Health reported Sunday 4,688 new cases of Covid-19 and another 84 deaths, in the last 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, the number of people who have died is 4,606, while there are 246,499 confirmed cases in the country.

Politics • Oceanian
Australia: Victoria reports 466 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths
Dan Andrews
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Victorian premier Andrews reported 466 new COVID cases in the state. The state's COVID death toll has risen to 278, among the 12 people who have died in the past 24 hours is also a man his 30s. According to Andrews, there are now an additional 130 cases with no known source and a total of 998 Victorian healthcare workers who have contracted the virus.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton reported that the state is experiencing "some stabilisation", averaging around 400-500 daily cases for a week. "If we hadn't stabilised these numbers, we would have seen thousands of cases per day, and there are estimates that we've averted 20,000 or more cases by virtue of the stage 3 restrictions [in July] - but that hasn't been enough," he added.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil crosses the mark of 100,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths
Brazil crosses the mark of 100,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths
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Brazil has now a death toll of 100,240 since the beginning of the outbreak. The number was announced Saturday by the consortium of Brazilian media companies, with data from state health authorities.
Brazil is also close to the 3 million Covid-19 infections, with 2,988,796 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus.

Politics • American • US
Researchers predict that US Covid-19 death toll could reach 300,000 by December
Researchers predict that US Covid-19 death toll could reach 300,000 by December
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Researchers at Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predict that the US Covid-19 death toll could reach 300,000 by December, almost twice as much as the current number of around 160,000 deaths, or "about five times the number of people who die of flu each year."

"In fact, if this projection pans out, coronavirus will likely be the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. for 2020, only behind heart disease and cancer," so global health correspondent Nurith Aizenman in an interview with NPR.

The forecast also took into consideration "states moving to stay-at-home orders and shutdowns once cases skyrocket" and "50% of schools will be doing online-only instruction" but it does not " assume widespread mask use, and that is what could change things," Aizenman added.

The researchers assumed 50% of people were wearing masks if "out and about", but assuming if 95% of people wore masks " about half of the deaths between now and December 1 would be prevented."

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil reports 1,437 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours
Covid-19 testing in São Paulo, Brazil
Covid-19 testing in São Paulo, Brazil Credit: Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Wednesday 1,437 new deaths from Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 97,256 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Ministry also announced 57,152 new infections -- with a total of 2,859,073 confirmed cases.

Politics • American • US
Florida surpasses half a million Covid-19 cases, reports over 7,700 deaths
Ron DeSantis
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As of Wednesday, Florida has reported over 500,000 Covid-19 cases since March, and the state's death toll has surpassed 7,700. Governor Ron DeSantis announced Monday that the state would try to speed up testing by implementing "symptomatic testing lanes" at testing sites aimed specifically at people with Covid-19 symptoms who should get their results in 2-3 days.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil has over 95,000 deaths and 2.8 million cases
Brazil has over 95,000 deaths and 2.8 million cases
Credit: Igor Sales / Cruzeiro

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Tuesday that it accounted for 1,154 new deaths from Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 95,819 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country also crossed the mark of 2.8 million infected cases, as the Ministry announced 51,603 new infections -- with a total of 2,801,921 confirmed cases.

Politics • American • US
Donald Trump falsely claims US Covid-19 deaths "lower than the world", alleges virus is "under control"
Donald Trump falsely claims US Covid-19 deaths "lower than the world", alleges virus is "under control"
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During an interview with Axios, President Trump falsely claimed that the Covid-19 deaths in the US were "lower than the world" as the country's death toll surpasses 155,000 deaths, making it the highest total globally. Axios reporter Jonathan Swan pointed out he was talking about "deaths as a proportion of the population," Trump answered that "you can't do that", arguing that Covid-19 deaths should be measured as a proportion to cases rather than population.

Trump furthered claimed that the US had the novel Coronavirus "under control". When confronted with the deaths of thousands of Americans, Trump responded by saying: "They are dying, that's true. It is what it is. But that doesn't mean we aren't doing everything that we can. It's under control as much as you can control it."

Politics • European
Portugal reports zero Covid-19 deaths in a day - first time since March

With 106 new Covid-19 cases Portugal reports the lowest number of new infections in a single day in almost three months and reports the first day without a Covid-19 death since March.

In total Portugal has now reported 51,569 Covid-19 cases and 1,738 deaths.

Politics • Middle Eastern
Iran's Covid-19 death toll three times as high as reported, BBC investigation finds
Iran's Covid-19 death toll three times as high as reported, BBC investigation finds
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An investigation by BBC's Persian service found that Iran's death toll is three times as high as reported by the country's health ministry. While Iran had officially reported 14,405 Covid-19 related deaths and 278,827 infections, Iran's government records show almost 42,000 deaths and 451,024 confirmed cases. BBC obtained the data from an anonymous source, who wanted to "shed light on truth", included daily hospital admissions and patient information.

Health
Vietnam reports first ever Covid-19 death amid new outbreak
Vietnam reports first ever Covid-19 death amid new outbreak
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Vietnam has recorded the country's first Covid-19 death on Friday. Patient 428 was a 70-year-old man from Danang, where the virus had reemerged after the country had not seen any cases in 100 days.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil surpasses 90,000 deaths and 2.5 million cases
Brazil surpasses 90,000 deaths and 2.5 million cases
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The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced Wednesday that it accounted for 1,595 new deaths from Covid-19 across the country in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 90,134 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country also crossed the milestone of 2.5 million infected cases, as the Ministry announced 69,074 new infections -- with a total of 2,552,265 confirmed cases.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil breaks record for Covid-19 daily cases with 65,339 reported infections
Brazil breaks record for Covid-19 daily cases with 65,339 reported infections
Credit: Andréa Rêgo Barros/PCR

The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Wednesday a record 65,339 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total cases to 2,231,871 since the beginning of the outbreak.

The country recorded 1,293 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 82,890 deaths.

Politics • American • South America
Argentina reports 53 new Covid-19 deaths, total is 2,426
Argentina reports 53 new Covid-19 deaths, total is 2,426
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The Argentinean Ministry of Health confirmed on Tuesday 53 new deaths from Covid-19 compared to the latest report, making 2,426 fatalities in the country since the start of the outbreak.

The virus case fatality rate continues at 1.8% while the general mortality is 52 people for every million inhabitants. In addition, it was specified that the average age of deceased persons is 75 years.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil: Two cabinet members tested positive for Covid-19
Milton Ribeiro
Milton Ribeiro Credit: Isac Nóbrega/PR

Milton Ribeiro, Minister of Education, and Onyx Lorenzoni,  Minister of Citizenship, announced Monday they tested positive for Covid-19. They follow in the footsteps of President Jair Bolsonaro, who tested positive on July 7 after months of downplaying the virus.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced that in the last 24 hours, it accounted for 20,257 new confirmed cases and 632 deaths, bringing the totals to 2,118,646 cases and a death toll of 80,120 since the beginning of the outbreak.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil: June had the highest average daily deaths ever recorded in a month.
Brazil: June had the highest average daily deaths ever recorded in a month.
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The month of June had a daily average of 4,190 deaths in Brazil, with Covid-19 being the leading cause of death. The number is the highest ever recorded for a month in Brazil since 1979.

According to Alcides Miranda, a physician and researcher of UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), besides the direct deaths attributed to Covid-19, there are many recorded as 'respiratory complications' or occurring at home, without any confirmed diagnosis.

Politics • American • US
US reports a total of over 139,000 Covid-19 related deaths
US reports a total of over 139,000 Covid-19 related deaths
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As the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US approach the 4 million mark, the country reports at least 139,480 deaths.

Politics • American • Brazil
Brazil reaches 78,000 Covid-19 deaths
Brazil reaches 78,000 Covid-19 deaths
Credit: Governo do Estado de São Paulo

The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Saturday Brazil has a death toll of 78,097 with 2,053,174 Covid-19 confirmed cases.