Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Over 19 million people in Brazil have been infected with COVID-19 as of July 19. An average of 40,696 cases are being reported daily, a decrease from the 63,000 in June. At this time, Brazil has fully vaccinated 29% of its 211.7 million people, up from 17% reported in early June. Hospitals have been better able to care for patients as the daily number of critical cases has gone down. Restrictions vary by location, with some cities enforcing lockdowns. The economy of Brazil has grown for the third quarter straight and has reached pre-pandemic levels despite the ongoing spread of COVID-19. This is a result of the country’s strong agricultural sector and a stimulus package which gave payments to the poorest citizens.
Most Compassion centers in Brazil are meeting in small groups, with roughly a third doing distance-only ministry and home visits. Local partners are making every effort to provide for the basic needs of beneficiaries, including the delivery of over 519,000 food baskets and almost 359,000 hygiene kits. Additionally, they have provided medical support to almost 127,000 people.