SÃO PAULO, SP (FOLHAPRESS) – Brazil recorded 13 deaths from Covid and 2,339 cases of the disease this Sunday (4). As a result, the country has lost 684,427 lives and 34,517,770 people infected with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Roraima, Distrito Federal, Rio de Janeiro, Amapá, Maranhão, Paraíba, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and Tocantins had no new data this Sunday. Recently, several states stopped doing Covid data updates on weekends.
Rondônia revised the deaths, which led the state to have a negative number of deaths.
On weekends and Mondays, the pandemic data are usually lower, due to notification delays in the health secretariats.
The moving average of deaths is down 22% from two weeks earlier. It is now 126 deaths per day.
The moving average of cases is now 19,528, an increase of 21% also in relation to the data of two weeks earlier. The mean values of infections grew after the consortium changed the source used for data from Rio Grande do Norte.
The country’s data, collected up to 8 pm, are the result of a collaboration between Folha, UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Extra, O Globo and G1 to gather and disseminate figures related to the coronavirus pandemic. The information is collected by the consortium of press vehicles daily with the State Health Departments.
The consortium of press vehicles stopped updating the numbers of vaccinated against Covid on weekends and holidays. On working days, the data is updated as usual. The measure aims to avoid inaccuracies in the numbers provided to the reader.
The change occurs due to problems in the consolidation of vaccination data by state secretariats. Several states do not update the total number of vaccinated on weekends and holidays, and even those that do sometimes report outdated numbers, which do not correspond to reality and are usually corrected in the following days.