EFE Agency

Sao Paulo, October 14, 2021Updated on 10/14/2021 05:05 pm

Brazil registered 14,288 infections by coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of positives to 21,612,237, at a time when the pandemic continues to decline in the country, with systematic falls since last June, the Government reported this Thursday.

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As for deaths, the country already accumulates 602,099 fatalities from the virus, after adding 525 deaths in the last day, according to the most recent balance of the Ministry of Health.

The figures confirm Brazil as the second country in the world with the most deaths from the virus, after the United States, and the third in number of infections, behind the United States and India. However, since June the pandemic has slowed down.

The data released today by the Health portfolio is well below the records that the country had in April and June of this year when more than 4,000 deaths and about 115,000 positives were recorded in a single day, respectively.

The daily average of deaths for the last week was 323 this Wednesday, a figure that had not been seen since November, and the average number of infections today stood at 11,383, something that had not happened since May.

The fall in the number of deaths and infections is attributed by the experts to the advances in the vaccination campaign.

According to the Ministry of Health, of the 213 million inhabitants that Brazil has, 70% have already received the first dose of the vaccine and 47% already have the complete immunization schedule.

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