Sao Paulo, Apr 2 (EFE) .- Brazil this Good Friday added nearly 3,000 deaths and more than 70,000 cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, after closing the deadliest month of March since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, the South American country, the most affected by the pandemic today, recorded a total of 2,922 deaths and 70,238 infections in the last 24 hours.

Thus, Brazil, a nation with 210 million inhabitants, already registers a total of 328,206 deaths from covid-19 and 12,910,082 cases since the start of the health crisis, just over a year ago.

The Latin American giant is going through the worst phase of the pandemic and in the last week has registered several records of deaths and infections, at a time when hospitals in much of the country are in collapse or on the brink of it, including those in Sao Paulo.

According to data accessed by the G1 news portal, at least 11 people died in the last day in the São Paulo metropolitan region due to lack of beds in the Intensive Care Units (ICU).

Hospitals remain at the limit despite the restriction measures imposed by the Mayor’s Office to stop the movement of people and relieve pressure on the health and funeral system in Sao Paulo.

For a week, in the capital of São Paulo and in many of the cities of the state, the operation of activities considered non-essential has been prohibited and a night curfew applies, measures not always respected by all of society.

The homonymous state, the most populous in the country with 46 million inhabitants and the most affected by the pandemic today, surpassed the 2.5 million cases of covid-19 this Saturday, after accounting for 16,762 infections in the last 24 hours.

Sao Paulo also accumulates 76,552 deaths, of which 818 were registered in the last day, after reaching the tragic mark of 1,209 daily deaths from coronavirus this week. EFE

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