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Average number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil jumped 733% in two weeks

Brazil, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, recorded 34,788 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, which caused the average number of cases, driven by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Jumping 733.2% in the past two weeks and back to levels last July. According to data released on Monday by National Council of Health Trustees (KUNAS)With 110 deaths and 34,788 cases recorded in the past 24 hours, Brazil has accumulated 620,091 deaths and 22,558,695 infections since the beginning of the epidemic in February 2020.

These numbers confirm Brazil is the second country in terms of the number of virus deaths after the United States, and the third country in terms of the number of cases after the United States and India.. According to Kunas, with the recovery in the number of cases in recent days, the average number of infections in the past week rose this Monday to 36,231 per day, more than eight times the number recorded two weeks ago, on December 27. 4,346 injuries per day).

With the jump of 733.2% in fourteen days, the average number of infections on Monday was the highest in a single day in just over five months.. Brazil has not recorded such a high rate of number of infections since the measure on July 29, 2021 (45,049 cases per day). But the same did not happen with deaths, whose average also increased but slightly, which specialists often attribute to the progress of vaccination (67.9% of 213 million Brazilians already have a full immunization schedule) In addition to the properties of omicron, it is more infectious but its effects, apparently, are not so dangerous. (F)

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