Data Disclosure Changes After Bolsonaro Demands Covid Daily Death Reports Below 1,000

The change in the Ministry data reporting on Covid-19 occurred after President Bolsonaro determined that the number of deaths must remain below 1,000 per day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In order to comply with the limit imposed by the Chief Executive, the solution was to separate deaths that had occurred over the past 24 hours from those that had occurred in preceding days, but only confirmed in that period. Until last week, the Ministry of Health would add up all the deaths registered on a given day, regardless of when they occurred.

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