Reuters RICARDO MORAES
The Brazilian Ministry of Health announced, on Monday evening, that it had recorded about 19 thousand new infections and 578 deaths from the Corona virus that causes “Covid-19” infection, to exceed the death toll from the pandemic, 550 thousand people.
And the ministry stated, in a daily statistic, that the number of recorded infections with the Corona virus “Covid-19” in the country during the past 24 hours increased by 18999, compared to 18129 on Sunday, bringing the total number to a level of about 19.7 million cases.
The ministry stated that it had monitored 578 new deaths from the disease, compared to 476 on Sunday, bringing the death toll from the pandemic in the country to 55,502 people, with a lethality rate of 2.8%.
It should be noted, however, that on weekends and Mondays, Brazil always witnesses a decline in the indicators of the Corona virus for bureaucratic reasons and a decrease in the number of tests.
Brazil recorded the second largest death toll from the virus in the world after the United States, and the third highest number of infections after the United States and India, and for weeks it has been facing sharp increases for both indicators.
However, the health authorities confirmed that the official statistics may differ significantly from the real numbers, because the examinations did not include all the injured.
The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of the Corona virus in Brazil is “seriously” increasing, and urged all Brazilians to adhere to preventive measures to stop its spread.