World Brazil crosses the threshold of 250,000 deaths from Covid-19
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The situation is not improving. The country crossed the threshold of 250,000 deaths from Covid-19 Thursday, February 25, exactly one year after the first case of contamination that appeared in this territory.
According to figures from the Ministry of Health, considered highly undervalued by the scientific community, 251,498 deaths were recorded in total, after 1,541 additional deaths in in the last 24 hours. The number of new cases of contamination in 24 hours is very high, at 65,998, according to the ministry.
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Very sluggish vaccination campaign
For a month, Brazil has suffered an average of more than 1,000 deaths per day with the occurrence of a second wave, which in seven states (out of a total of 26, plus Brasilia) is already more deadly than the first last year.
Brazil isbehind the United States which passed the 500,000 dead mark on Monday. It also surpassed 10 million infections last week, reaching the United States and India.
The national vaccination campaign of 212 million Brazilians, launched only on January 17, is very sluggish and suffers from insufficient doses vaccines.
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