Amid struggles with the vaccination program, the number of death tolls related to COVID has surged beyond 400,000 in Brazil.
The surge has made the country, second highest in deaths related to COVID. In the last 24 hours, there were around 3,001 deaths, after the peak of more than 4,000, reached last April.
However, the average death tolls and cases remain high, but there is a sparse fall in total.
Congress has opened a probe into the way of handling pandemic by the government.
President Jair Bolsonaro has always been against lockdowns, wearing masks and all necessary steps to prevent the virus from spreading. Moreover, he has even defended unapproved drugs to be used for the treatment of the infections. Thus the president’s frequent statements face wide criticism, and his support has plunged.
More transmissible variants have fed the outbreak, and a lack of co-oriented national measures is making it all worse.
However, the situations in many areas have improved, including where the health systems were on the verge of collapse. It was after the states and cities imposed restrictions, but it already is being lifted.
The occupancy rate of intensive care units beds remains over 90 per cent in more than one-third of the states. Also, according to the reports of the health institute Fiocruz, the situation remains critical.
There’s a slight fall but not yet containment of the epidemic, the institute said in a Portuguese report. Adding a warning, it said the number of death tolls is likely to remain high.
Brazil witnessed 100,000 deaths in just 37 days, between March and April, which were the worst months in the country. Only the States has a higher death toll besides Brazil.
Since the origin of the pandemic last year, Brazil has recorded 14.5 million cases of the virus.
The president’s support contracts as the death tolls grow.
It is a horrific toll that Brazil may not have reached if the rollout of vaccines was faster. Also, if there were the imposition of lockdowns, the spread of the virus would have been at a lower rate.
But President Jair Bolsonaro has been reluctant to act against taking any actions. Due to that, Brazil has more than 400,000 deaths to mourn over.