Brazil recorded, this Sunday, 13 deaths from Covid-19, bringing the total number of lives lost in the country to the coronavirus to 684,427. The moving average was 126 deaths per day. The number recorded is 22% lower than the calculation of two weeks ago, which shows a downward trend for the twentieth day in a row. 11 states have not recorded deaths in the last 24 hours.
The data are from the consortium formed by O GLOBO, Extra, G1, Folha de S.Paulo, UOL and O Estado de S. Paulo and gathers information from the state health departments released daily until 8 pm. The initiative of the media vehicles was created from inconsistencies in the data presented by the Ministry of Health.
The country also recorded 2,339 cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, totaling 34,517,770 infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. The moving average was 19,528 positive diagnoses. The number is 21% higher than the calculation of 14 days ago, which shows a growth trend for the fifth consecutive day.
Case and death numbers were updated in 17 states.
The “7-day moving average” averages the number of the day and the previous six. It is compared with the average of two weeks ago to indicate whether there is an upward trend, stability or decrease in cases or deaths. The calculation is a statistical resource to be able to see the trend of the data muffling the noise” caused by the weekends, when the notification of deaths is reduced by shortage of employees on duty.
With the advancement of vaccination, several states are failing to disclose data on the application of vaccines on weekends and holidays, making the data inaccurate. For this reason, the consortium of press vehicles starts to disclose, in these days, only cases and deaths caused by Covid-19. The dammed numbers will come in the following days, usually Mondays and Tuesdays.