Research Suggests Brazil Could Have Eight Million Infected by Covid-19

The country's largest study of 89,000 people identified a six-fold difference between the number of reported cases and the population with antibodies.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Between mid-March and early June, the contingent of Brazilians who contracted the novel coronavirus doubled from 1.9 percent of the population to 3.8 percent, according to data released on Thursday, July 2nd, in the third round of the EpiCovid-19 BR survey, conducted by the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel).

The study applied diagnostic tests and interviewed 89,397 people from 133 municipalities across the . . .

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