São Paulo, February 18 According to the data released by the Brazilian Ministry of Health at 19:00 local time on the 18th, there were 51,879 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil on that day, with a total of more than 10 million confirmed cases, reaching 10030626; 1,367 new deaths.
The cumulative death rate is 243,457; the cumulative number of cures is 8995,246. At present, Brazil has become the third country in the world to have more than 10 million confirmed cases after the United States and India.
On February 26 last year, Brazil discovered the first confirmed case of COVID-19, exceeding 1 million on June 19 of that year.
From the cumulative number of 5 million confirmed cases, the time taken for each additional 1 million cases has been continuously shortened, from 9 million to 10 million in only 21 days.
Since January 18 this year, Brazil has started vaccination nationwide.
As of February 18, the number of people vaccinated with the first dose of vaccine in Brazil had reached 561,633, accounting for 2.65% of the country’s total population.
Of these, the number of people vaccinated with the second dose was 883,379, accounting for 0.42% of the country’s total population.
At present, due to the shortage of vaccines, vaccination in many capital cities such as Rio de Janeiro, El Salvador, Porto Alegre and Cuyaba has been suspended.
From the 18th, Ceará County imposed a curfew throughout the state, prohibiting citizens from going to the streets from 22:00 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.
The state also canceled offline classes in all schools that day.
At present, Brazil still ranks second in the world in cumulative deaths, behind the United States.
The cumulative number of confirmed cases and 57,240 deaths in the state of São Paulo, the worst epidemic, reached 1949,459.
In addition, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Minas Gerais, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro exceeded 822,000, 643,000 and 566,000, respectively. The total number of confirmed cases in the federal district where the capital Brasilia is located is also more than 287,000.