Brazilian COVID-19 Deaths Surpass 3000 Daily

Brazil saw 3,251 COVID-19 deaths yesterday as well as an average of 2,364 daily deaths in the previous seven days.

The Brazilian health ministry said the overall death toll in the country reached almost 299,000.

The record-breaking deaths were recorded the same day President Jair Bolsonaro installed, cardiologist Marcelo Queiroga his fourth health minister of the pandemic.

Along with the high death toll, the health systems of several Brazilian states to near collapse, with no beds or oxygen available.

The state of Sao Paulo recently announced they would set up an emergency oxygen plant within 10 days in partnership with brewing company Ambev to compensate for the shortage. 

Fiocruz, Brazil’s public health research institute said that hat ICU capacity in all but two of its 26 states was above 80 percent.

According to Fiocruz, only 2.6 percent of citizens received two vaccine doses while 7.6 percent of the population, or 12.1 million people, have received one dose.

Fiocruz added that it expected to give 18.8 million jabs in April, down from an initial forecast of 30 million..

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