This is another sad record for Brazil. According to figures from the Ministry of Health, the country crossed for the first time on Tuesday, March 23. the milestone of 3,000 daily deaths from coronavirus. The country of 212 million inhabitants recorded 3,251 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 298,676 since the start of the epidemic.
For two weeks, Bolsonaro’s country has been the one that has registered the most daily deaths from Covid-19, with an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths. Brazil is the second most heartbroken country on the planet in absolute numbers, behind the United States. A total of 12.1 million cases have been detected there, including 82,493 new contaminations in the last 24 hours.
The power of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on the Brazilian health system. Indeed, the occupancy rate of intensive care units exceeds 80% in most of the 27 states of the country and oxygen supplies for critically ill Covid-19 patients have reached “worrying” levels in six states.
An increase in cases said to be due to a new variant discovered in the Amazon
A worrying situation that is causing concern in South America. The circulation of the virus “continues to increase dangerously throughout Brazil” and this “terrible situation also affects neighboring countries”Warned Carissa Etienne, director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which depends on the WHO, on Tuesday, March 23, in Washington.
The PAHO director notably highlighted the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in various regions of Venezuela, Bolivia and Peru, bordering Brazil, as well as Uruguay and Paraguay. According to experts, the explosion of contamination in Brazil is notably due to the new variant detected in the Amazon. The latter is suspected of being more contagious.
The country is suffering from this epidemic outbreak while vaccination is still slow in Brazil, especially for logistical problems. Additionally, governors, mayors, and President Jair Bolsonaro disagree on how to handle the pandemic.