This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. A selection of numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: deaths from Covid-19, Bolsonaro government approval ratings, coronavirus vaccines, and mortality among health professionals.
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200,000 coronavirus deaths
On January 8, Brazil topped the mark of 200,000 coronavirus deaths. Meanwhile, the number of total infections is inching closer to 8 million. On January 7, two weeks after the holiday season started, Brazil saw a record number of daily infections (87,843) and the second-highest number of new daily deaths (1,524).