Number of Deaths in Brazil Doubles Every Five Days, Exceeding US Pace

"Data on deaths are more reliable than case data to gauge the progress of the epidemic".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of deaths by Covid-19 in Brazil has been doubling every five days. In the United States, this doubling occurs every six days, and every eight days in Italy and Spain.

The data is provided in the latest technical report from 'MonitoraCovid-19', a Fiocruz system that collects data on the novel coronavirus pandemic, and shows the rate at which the epidemic is spreading in Brazil.

"Our current situation is worse than in Italy, Spain and the United States. That's why the number of deaths is doubling within a shorter period of time . . .

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