After Commerce Reopened in Santa Catarina, Coronavirus Cases Tripled

A study by researchers at four universities shows that the increase may be out of control. The state has gone from 826 infected to 2,700 in three weeks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - New cases of coronavirus in the state of Santa Catarina have more than tripled since the state authorized the return of street trade on April 13th. On that date, there were 826 Covid-19 patients, a figure that climbed to 2,795 on Tuesday, May 5th. Over the same period, deaths increased from 26 to 58.

By note, the state government said the increase is due to the fact that Santa Catarina has joined two systems of the Ministry of Health (e-SUS VE and SIVEP Flu) -- and the cases confirmed by rapid serological test, clinical . . .

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