ICL Projection: Brazil Has World’s Highest Rate of Coronavirus Contagion

The US and Brazil are the only two countries with more than 5,000 deaths projected for the next week, and the trend is for a rise in contagion, according to the study by Imperial College London.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has the highest number of Covid-19 infections among 48 countries analyzed by the Imperial College of London (ICL).

The indicator, also known as 'R', shows how many other people are infected with the disease by each infected person.

The higher the 'R', the faster the spread, and the greater risk of a potential overload on the health system.

In the week that started on Monday, April 26th, the 'R' in Brazil stood at 2.81: that is, each infected person passes the disease on to almost 3 people, according to the estimates of the . . .

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