Brazil Seeing Only Tip of Coronavirus Iceberg with 2,201 Cases and 46 Deaths

Restricted testing to more critical patients and delay in results reduce the accuracy of the epidemic curve in the country. Government states that 14 of every 100 patients with the disease are identified.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The limited number of tests to confirm coronavirus cases in Brazil hinders the realistic assessment of the evolution of the disease in the country, which officially accounts for 2,201 confirmed cases and 46 deaths as of Wednesday, March 25th.

The number of tests currently available is insufficient, given the size of the Brazilian population, and the country has had to choose which cases it would prioritize to apply them. If at first patients with milder flu symptoms could be tested more easily, now the recommendation on both the public and private networks is to test . . .

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