With a significant increase in average daily deaths from coronavirus matching the levels reached in May, Brazil could face the arrival of a second wave of coronavirus infections that it could be more virulent than Europe‘s, warned researchers from the neighboring country.
In total, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Brazil exceeds 5.9 million infections and is close to 167 thousand deaths, which makes it the third country with the most infected globally and the second with the most deaths.
The moving average of infected across the neighbor country this Tuesday was 29.674, figure that represents an increase of 71% on the average found two weeks ago. Parallel, the death rate was 557, with an increase of 45% compared to the numbers of 14 days ago, and return to the levels of May, one of the most critical months of the pandemic.
This increase in the average daily deaths alarmed researchers, as Domingo Alves, from University of Sao Paulo, who assured today that the situation observed in the state is repeated in others, for which “Brazil is already in the second wave of Covid-19“.
However, it is a point of view that is not shared by the entire scientific community. “Our second wave will be more similar to the United States than to Europe, because Europe managed to control the transmission of the first and the second came along with the summer trips and people brought new strains “, he said, for his part, Natalia Paternak, PhD in microbiology from the same study house.
Paternak considers the second wave arrive in the next few weeks coinciding with the Christmas and New Years holidays, published the news agency Tlam.
After months of shrinking the mean, In November, infections and deaths from covid-19 throughout the country “grew again” steadily and in most states, including the main states, such as Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Alves explained, who directs the Laboratory of Health Intelligence of the Sao Paulo School of Medicine.