Brazil has exceeded covid related death as virus rates soar. The tolls are more than 2000 in a day for the first time.
The country has the second-highest death rates in the world, right behind the US. Moreover, experts warn that the transmission rate is made worse by more epidemic variants.
On Wednesday, Former leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva hit out President Jair Bosonaro’s ‘stupid’ judgment.
Mr President has downplayed the threat from the virus. Earlier this week, a statement came from him telling people o stop whining.
The surge in cases has put the health system in most Brazil’s largest cities under immense pressure. Brazil’s leading public health centre Fiocruz warns that many of these are close to collapse.
Margareth Dolcolmo, a researcher and doctor at Fiocruz, said that the country was at the worst moment of the pandemic.
The year 2021 is going to be onerous, she told the AFP news agency.
Wednesday saw Brazil with a record of 2,286 deaths, bringing it total to 2,68,370. Moreover, this implies that Brazil has a rate of 128 deaths per 100,000 population. Making it the 11th highest amid 20 of the worst affected countries in the world. The highest rates are in the Chez Republic, with 208 deaths per 100,000 people. Also, the UK has a death toll of 188 per 100,000 people. The tolls are accurate according to John Hopkins University in the US.
Thursday is the anniversary of the pandemic being declared by the World Health Organisation. More the 118 million cases of the virus have been recorded. With a toll of more than 2.6 million deaths.
The situation in Brazil
The country recorded 79,876 cases, making it the third-highest number in a single day on Wednesday. A rise in cases in current days has been connected to the spread of a highly contagious variant of the virus. This new variant is named P1. Which is thought to have infused in the Amazon city of Manaus.
According to Fiocruz, 15 state capitals have intensive care units (ICUs). These ICUs are at more than 90 per cent capacity, including Rio de Janerio and São Paulo.
Reports say the capital Brasilia has now touched full ICU capacity. Meanwhile, two cities Porto Alegre and Campo Grande, have surpassed capacity.
Moreover, the institution warned that figures point to the overload and even collapse of its report’s health system.