RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The country set a new record of deaths in 24 hours (1,479), at a time when virtually all states still show high contagion levels, with a transmission rate of over 1. This means that each infected person is passing on the Covid-19 to more than one person, a rate higher than the mark that experts consider as a slowdown in contagion.

Amid the disturbing picture, there are occasional positive signs. The states of Ceará, Pernambuco, and Espírito Santo are starting to show a stabilizing trend in the recording of new coronavirus cases, says . . .

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