RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Saturday, March 27, the State Health Secretariat of São Paulo confirmed 1,051 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours. This is the third time this week that the state of São Paulo has registered more than a thousand deaths from the new coronavirus in a single day.
According to the state government, the number is partly due to the data blocking caused by changes in the federal notification system. This week's moving daily average (calculated from records for the past seven days) is 618 deaths.
"The change in notification criteria for Severe . . .