Brazil marked a sad milestone on April 24, as April became the time of the country’s largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections, authorities said.
The South American giant has recorded 67,977 deaths so far in April 2021, making April the deadliest moment, compared with a peak of 66,573 in March 2021. , according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
In the past 24 hours alone, Brazil has recorded 3,076 deaths, with an average of 2,545 deaths per day.
Meanwhile, 71,137 new infections were also recorded on April 24, with an average of more than 60,000 new cases per day in the past two weeks.
Latin America’s most populous country has recorded more than 380,000 deaths out of 212 million people.
Only the US is the most seriously affected country, but Brazil’s death rate per 100,000 population is the highest in both the Americas and the southern hemisphere.
Brazil has only completed full vaccination for about 5.8% of the population.
The country’s Ministry of Health is planning to complete vaccinations for priority groups, including 77 million people, by September 2021.
The Brazilian government has cut nearly 30% of the number of COVID-19 vaccines expected to be distributed between January and April 2021, according to a new plan announced by the country’s Minister of Health.
Last month, former Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said Brazil would receive about 103 million doses of the vaccine in the first four months of 2021. But Minister Marcelo Queiroga said that the country currently received only 73 million doses.
Up to now, Brazil is the country with the second highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world after the US.
According to CNA,