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Covid-19 left more than 40,000 children motherless in Brazil

A study by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and UFMG also states that the virus was responsible for 19.1% of deaths between 2020 and 2021

SAULO ANGELO/FUTURA PRESS/STADÃO CONTENT – 28/04/2021Crosses and graves at the São Francisco Xavier Cemetery (Caju Cemetery), in the city of Rio de Janeiro, this Wednesday (28
Crosses and graves at the São Francisco Xavier Cemetery (Cemitério do Caju), in the city of Rio de Janeiro, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic

A study conducted by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in partnership with Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), discovered that during the pandemic of Covid-19, between 2020 and 2021, 40,830 mothers left children and teenagers orphans. Data were collected based on the Mortality Information System (SIM) and also the Live Birth Information System (Sinasc). Another issue the survey highlighted is that, between 2020 and 2021, Covid-19 was responsible for 19.1% of all deaths in the country. According to the study, in March 2021, at the height of the pandemic, about 4,000 people died every day. Comparatively, the number of daily deaths in 2019, taking into account all causes, represented about 3.7 thousand.

*With information from reporter David de Tarso

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