Brazil May Have 2,500 Unreported Covid-19 Deaths

The explosion of deaths from respiratory diseases and deaths recorded in notarial registries suggests serious underreporting, an issue also observed in other countries.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday, April 28th, Brazil reached the mark of 5,017 deaths by Covid-19 and, as a result, joined the list of the ten countries with the highest number of victims of the disease, according to a survey on the Worldometers website.

But data show that with over 2,500 potentially unnotified cases, Brazil may be the country with the sixth-most deaths - behind only the United States, Italy, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom.

Just as tests for patients with symptoms are lacking, there is also underreporting of deaths with no positive or negative . . .

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