COVID’s first death was registered in April 2019 in Brazil, show official government documents.
The Brazilian government registered on April 15, 2019, the first death of COVID-19 in the country.
This can be found in official government data, available on the website of Registro Civil do Brasil (Civil Registry of Brazil).
According to official data, the man (aged 70-79) died of COVID in a hospital in the city of Vera Cruz in the state of Bahia.
It’s all registered in official sources (links and prints are below)
According to WHO data, Brazil is the second country with more deaths from COVID in the world; the country reportedly had 615,744 deaths from COVID out of a global total of 5,268,849 deaths. [Source: https://covid19.who.int/]
The media and the Brazilian government announced on March 16, 2020 the first (alleged) death from COVID-19. [Source 1: https://g1.globo.com/sp/sao-paulo/noticia/2020/03/17/estado-de-sp-tem-o-primeiro-caso-de-morte-provocada-pelo-coronavirus.ghtml | Source 2: https://www.cnnbrasil.com.br/saude/confirmada-primeira-morte-por-novo-coronavirus-no-brasil/]
Data from Registro Civil (Civil Registry) – the official Brazilian government agency responsible for registering births and deaths in the country – began its COVID death count on March 16, 2020. [Source: https://transparencia.registrocivil.org.br/especial-covid] But for all cases, months after the announcement of the “first death by COVID in Brazil”, the media claimed that the first death had happened a few days earlier, on March 12, 2020 and the second death would have happened on March 15 2020. [Source CNN from Brasil: https://www.cnnbrasil.com.br/saude/primeira-morte-por-covid-19-no-pais-ocorreu-em-12-de-marco-em-sp-diz-ministerio/]
However, Registro Civil (even if the death count starts on March 16, 2020) records the first death due to COVID-19 in 2019.
Just so you can find your way around, the official story claims that the supposed virus (SARS-CoV-2) first appeared (at this point it doesn’t matter if it leaked from the lab or not) in December 31, 2019. The first cases were only officially confirmed on January 7, 2020, according to WHO. [Source: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/health-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov | Source 2: https://www.who.int/news/item/27-04-2020-who-timeline—covid-19]
It is perhaps interesting to note that the first alleged “COVID case” in Brazil would only be confirmed on February 27, 2020. [Brazilian government source: https://www.unasus.gov.br/noticia/coronavirus-brasil-confirma-primeiro-caso-da-doenca]
But none of this stopped them from recording the first death from COVID-19 in 2019. So how could anyone have died from COVID-19 in 2019?
According to the Brazilian government, this man (70-79 years old) died of Covid-19 on APRIL 15, 2019 in a hospital in the state of Bahia in the city of Vera Cruz. [Source: https://transparencia.registrocivil.org.br/especial-covid] An excel spreadsheet version is also available on the Civil Registry website with registered cases of deaths for the year 2019, which includes the first death by COVID in the world.
Thanks to the government of Brazil’s useful tool, on its “transparency portal” (which is a project to release government data to the public) we can get details, including when and where specifically this death was.
According to the city’s Wikipedia, Vera Cruz is an island in the state of Bahia located 15km from the capital, Salvador, and has a population of 44,185 (2021). [Source: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Cruz_(Bahia)]
Access the Civil Registry website of Brazil.
The Brazilian government created a “special COVID” section on the country’s Civil Registry website [Source: https://transparencia.registrocivil.org.br/especial-covid]. It lists all deaths by COVID-19, including details such as where (city) and when (date).
You can go to “Faça o download” to view 2019 data in an excel table and search for “COVID” to find the first death by COVID in the world.
You can also check this online directly on the Registro Civil (Civil Registry) website.
In the “Painel Registral” access the first or second session – “Causas Respiratórias” ou “Causas Cardíacas”.
Once this is done, you will see that there is already one death recorded by COVID-19 in 2019.
To get all the details about the death, you will have to make an adjustment: First under “Período” adjust the period on the calendar to only from April 15th to April 15th; after that, select the state – in “Estado” choose “Bahia”; then select the city – in “Cidade” select “Vera Cruz”; and, finally, leave only “Hospital” marked in the place of death (Local do óbito).