Brazil accounts for 662,557 deaths due to covid-19, the Ministry of Health reported today (22). In the last 24 hours, 51 deaths and 8,068 positive diagnoses of the disease were confirmed, totaling 30,338,697 people infected with the new coronavirus (covid-19) since the beginning of the pandemic. Yesterday (21), the pandemic information panel administered by the ministry had 30,330,629 accumulated cases.
The number of cases under follow-up is 323,308. The term is given to designate cases reported in the last 14 days that were neither discharged nor progressed to death.
There are still 3,126 deaths under investigation. The deaths under investigation occur due to the fact that there are cases in which the patient died, but the investigation into the cause of covid-19 is still ongoing.
To date, 29,352,832 people have recovered from Covid-19, according to official data. The number corresponds to 96.8% of those infected since the beginning of the pandemic.
The numbers of new cases and deaths in general are lower on Sundays, Mondays and the days following holidays due to the reduction of teams to feed the data.
According to the balance of the Ministry of Health, at the top of the ranking of states with the most deaths from covid-19 recorded so far are São Paulo (167,989), Rio de Janeiro (73,207), Minas Gerais (61,216), Paraná (43,072) and Rio Grande do Sul (39,250).
The states with the fewest deaths resulting from the pandemic are Acre (1,998), Amapá (2,130), Roraima (2,147), Tocantins (4,149) and Sergipe (6,342). Today, data from the Federal District and Mato Grosso, Roraima and Tocantins have not been updated. Mato Grosso do Sul did not update the cases of deaths.
According to the Ministry of Health, 410.96 million doses of vaccine were applied against covid-19, of which 174.43 million were the first dose, 153.77 million were the second dose and 4.83 million were a single dose.
Booster shots total 73.7 million, and the second booster shot 1.05 million. Additional doses are 3.17 million.