The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Brazil exceeds 15 million, and the Minister of Health says vaccination is the key to fighting the epidemic
China News Service, Sao Paulo, May 6 (Reporter Mo Chengxiong) According to data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health at 19:00 on the 6th local time, there were 73,380 newly diagnosed cases of new coronary pneumonia in Brazil that day, and the cumulative number of confirmed cases exceeded 15 million. 15003563 cases; 2550 new deaths and a total of 416949 deaths; a total of 13591335 cases were cured.
Marcelo Queiroga, Minister of Health of Brazil, said on the 6th that vaccination is the key to combating new coronary pneumonia. He also emphasized that Brazilians should abide by basic personal protection requirements such as wearing masks to curb the spread of the new crown virus.
São Paulo State began vaccinating elderly people aged 60 to 62 in the state on the 6th, and vaccinated patients with chronic diseases, pregnant women and women who have just given birth, and permanent disabilities from May 11. After that, subway, train and bus drivers will be vaccinated.
Instituto Butantan (Instituto Butantan) in Sao Paulo State stated on the 6th that the institute suspended production of vaccines from the same day as the raw materials used to produce China’s Coxing vaccine have been exhausted. This is the second time since this year that the institute has stopped production of vaccines due to lack of vaccine materials.
The mayor of Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, announced on the 6th that the city will relax its epidemic prevention measures on May 8. Commercial establishments such as shopping malls, shopping centers, restaurants, bars, etc. are allowed to extend their business hours to 19:00 each day. At the same time, allowing theaters, museums, beauty salons, gyms and other places to be open all day.
p > According to Brazilian media statistics, as of 20 o’clock on the 6th, more than 34.22 million people in Brazil have been vaccinated against the new crown vaccine, accounting for 16.16% of the country’s total population, of which 17.33 million have completed the second dose of vaccination.
As of now, Brazil’s cumulative number of confirmed cases ranks third in the world, second only to the United States and India; while the cumulative number of deaths ranks second in the world, behind the United States. (End)