Medical personnel treat a coronavirus patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital on August 13 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Medical personnel treat a coronavirus patient in the Intensive Care Unit of the Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital on August 13 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Silvio Avila/AFP/Getty Images

Brazil’s Health Ministry reported 47,161 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total to 3,717,156.

The ministry also reported 1,086 new coronavirus fatalities, raising Brazil’s death toll to 117,666.

Calculations by CNN based on official figures show that average cases and deaths in Brazil — measured over a seven-day period — peaked in late July.

For new cases, the peak average was 46,393 on July 29. As of August 26, that daily average had fallen to 37,214. 

There’s been a slower decline in the average number of deaths — from a peak of 1,096 on July 25 to 938 on August 26.

Only the United States has recorded more coronavirus cases and deaths than Brazil.

source: cnn.com

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