The state of São Paulo in Brazil reports the second-highest daily increase in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
The report from today, Wednesday says there are 16,777 new COVID-19 infections, which adds to the total rate of 439,446.
São Paulo is Brazil’s most populous state, with 361 new coronavirus deaths from today. The total death rate of the state is 20,532.
According to João Gabbardo, the executive coordinator of the São Paulo Contingency Center, there is no room for panic, although the numbers are still skyrocketing.
Mr. Gabbardo also said, “If we analyze this week, from Sunday to Wednesday, considering the data from this epidemiological week, and the data from yesterday, we will reach the number of 27,000 confirmed cases.”
By saying this, he is trying to warn the local population on the high rates, without creating a panic, which can result in an even worse escalation in coronavirus cases.
Also, he said there are delays in data input, and this might be the reason why some days the number of cases is so high in some days.
There is a possibility that health officials gather data from three-four days and publish it in one day, so the numbers look scary when they’re actually not.
Whatever the case may be, the highest daily increase of new COVID-19 infections was reported on June, 19 with 19,030 people.