Covid-19 Transmission in Brazil is Not Decreasing, W.H.O. Alerts

Director Michael Ryan warned on Monday, August 10th, that the country still has sustained community transmission and pressure on its healthcare system.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) emergency director, Michael Ryan, alerted on Monday that Brazil is still showing high levels of transmission of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2).

"Brazil is sustaining a very high level of epidemic, the curve is somewhat flattened, but it’s not going down," Ryan warned.

Ryan recalled that although the number of cases in Brazil is growing by approximately ten percent per week, the number of cases in the country is very high. In addition, the number of positive cases among people who . . .

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