Coronavirus today: Brazil records 3rd highest pandemic death toll; São Paulo may decree lockdown

Pressured by the figures showing that ICUs are overwhelmed, mainly in cities in the interior of São Paulo state, governor João Doria (PSDB) may decree a compulsory lockdown to prevent people from circulating on the streets between 10 PM and 6 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The media outlet consortium has released a new survey of the coronavirus pandemic situation in Brazil based on data from state health secretariats, updated at 8 PM yesterday, February 23rd.

The country recorded 1,370 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 248,646 deaths since the pandemic began. Consequently, the rolling average of deaths in Brazil in the last 7 days was 1,095. This adds 34 days with an average above the 1,000 mark. There was a +4% variation compared to the average of 14 days ago . . .

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