By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

With the addition of 80,508 new COVID-19 cases in Brazil during the past 24 hours, the pandemic case count in the country has reached 11,019,344 confirmed cases of the disease.

Regarding deaths, Brazil has 265,411 deaths from coronavirus.

Last week, the Fiocruz Observatory published a bulletin regarding the worsening pandemic in Brazil.

The write: For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a simultaneous worsening of several indicators throughout the country, such as the growth in the number of cases and deaths, the maintenance of high levels of incidence of SARS-CoV-2, the high positivity of tests and the overload of hospitals.

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At the moment, 19 Federation Units have occupancy rates of ICU beds above 80% – in the previous Bulletin they were 12. The alarming scenario, according to the analysis, represents only the tip of the iceberg of a level of intense transmission in the country. Therefore, the researchers believe that it is necessary to adopt more rigorous non-pharmacological measures. 

Researchers at the Covid-19 Fiocruz Observatory emphasize the need to adopt more stringent measures to restrict circulation and non-essential activities.