Coronavirus — Brazil Records 541 New Deaths

  • Deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours do not mean that they occurred in this period.
  • According to the data update this Sunday, 25,800 people have been infected by the virus since yesterday.
  • After about four months of suspended classes, states are beginning to signal the return to face-to-face classes at schools.

The numbers on deaths and confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Brazil were released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday evening. Brazil recorded 541 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, and reached a total of 94,104 deaths. The country also recorded 2,733,677 confirmed cases.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Brazil on 25 February 2020, when a man from São Paulo tested positive for the virus. As of August 3, there have been 94,226 deaths from more than 2.7 million cases.

Brazil recorded 25,800 new cases registered in the last 24 hours. Deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours do not mean that they occurred in this period, but that the confirmation of the relationship between these deaths and COVID-19 occurred in the time interval. There are already 1,883,677 people who have recovered from COVID-19. The death rate is 3.4%.

According to the data update this Sunday, 25,800 people have been infected by the virus since yesterday. The balance totals 2,733,000 cases of infections by the new coronavirus, and at least 1,301 cases for each group of 100,000 inhabitants. According to the ministry, 1,883,000 people have already recovered their health after the infection.

The Southeast Region records a total of 942,948 cases of infection by COVID-19, followed by the Northeast Region, with 878,100 cases. In the North of the country, there are 414,492 cases. In the Midwest, 259,509 cases. In the South, 238,627 were infected.

The State of São Paulo, the most populous and with the highest number of contaminations, currently records 6,397 more cases, totaling 558,685 cases since the beginning of the pandemic – 1,217 cases accumulated in 100,000 inhabitants.

In that period, there are 23,317 deaths in the state – 81 new deaths registered this Sunday due to the pandemic – 51 deaths for each group of 100,000 inhabitants.

Nine States and FD may Return to Classes in Private Schools

São Paulo is one of the 26 states of the Federative Republic of Brazil and is named after Saint Paul of Tarsus. As the richest Brazilian state and a major industrial complex, often dubbed the “locomotive of Brazil”, the state is responsible for 33.9% of the Brazilian GDP.

Teachers and education workers, however, say that they are not being consulted for the definition of safety protocols and that they fear a return to school. After about four months of suspended classes, states are beginning to signal the return to face-to-face classes at schools.

On the one hand, better equipped in general than public schools, private schools argue that they are ready for a safe return. On the other hand, there are teachers and employees who do not feel safe with the return and say that staying in classrooms and a greater circulation of people in cities can increase cases of infection with the new coronavirus.

According to the Map of Return to Educational Activities in Brazil, prepared daily by the National Federation of Private Schools (Fenep), until Friday (31), in the country, there was a state with the authorized reopening of schools, which is Amazonas. Another nine states and the Federal District have proposed dates for returning to face-to-face activities.

They are: Acre, Pará, Maranhão, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Alagoas, São Paulo, Paraná, and the Rio Grande do Sul. In Rio de Janeiro, in the capital, the city government authorized the optional return for some series this month. The other units of the federation have no defined date.

Teachers and education workers, however, say they are not being consulted for the definition of security protocols and that they fear a return to school.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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