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Brazil tops 104,000 deaths, but the average daily death toll is falling for the first time in 40 days

August 13, 2020

The Brazilian Ministry of Health counted 1,175 new deaths this Wednesday, leaving 104,201 people to have died from the disease in the South American country, despite the fact that the daily average of deaths is the lowest in 40 days, according to the analysis of the numbers for last week.

For the past seven days, the daily average of deaths has been 978, although the numbers have fluctuated since the end of May and sometimes exceed a thousand deaths per day.

There are currently six states with an upward trend in the number of deaths – Amazon, Amapá, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso del Sur, Santa Catarina, and Tocantins – while another twelve remain.
stable and nine in decline, including Sao Paulo, the epicenter of the pandemic in Brazil.

Brazil tops 104,000 deaths, but the average daily death toll is falling for the first time in 40 daysBrazil tops 104,000 deaths, but the average daily death toll is falling for the first time in 40 days

Brazil is the second country with the highest number of deaths caused by COVID-19, second only to the global epicenter of the pandemic, the United States, with more than 165,000 people.

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