Brazil has set another record for New Coronavirus infections, with more than 115,000 new infections in 24 hours, a new record that confirms the arrival of a third wave, which is already killing more than 2,000 people a day.
While the new coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic – and the 3.8 million deaths it has caused worldwide – also appears to see those countries treading water with rapid vaccination, it continues to wreak havoc in Brazil, entering a third wave of wave of the spreading infection epidemic. Uncertainty about controlling the outbreak is still evident in many countries such as Thailand that are attempting to reopen their tourist economies, and the start of the holiday season ahead is causing concern among experts.
In Brazil, where the outbreak is once again on edge, authorities broke a new record for the number of people infected with the new coronavirus Covid-19 on Wednesday, adding 115,228 cases in 24 hours and confirming the arrival of a third wave of infections, according to the latest report from the country’s Ministry of Health. The official death toll also reported an additional 2,392 deaths, bringing the total number of deaths from the new crown in Brazil to 507,109. Brazil has the second highest number of people mourning the dead in the world, behind only the United States, which has more than 600,000 deaths.
The daily number of infections has been steadily increasing for more than a month, with an average of about 2,000 deaths per day since last week. Carlos Eduardo Lula, President of the Brazilian “National Council of health secretaries (Conass), responsible for bringing together the health units of the Brazilian states, pointed out to the local daily newspaper O Globo that “we are already in the third wave of the epidemic, as the number of cases continues to increase. “
According to the latest epidemiological report of the public reference agency Fiocruz, 19 of Brazil’s 27 states are in critical condition, with occupancy rates in intensive care beds exceeding 80%, with eight of them even reaching 90%. Progress in vaccination is still too slow: only 30.7% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 11.36% is fully vaccinated. In São Paulo, the country’s largest city, vaccination had to be interrupted on Tuesday due to a lack of available vaccine doses and then resumed on Wednesday.