Covid-19: Brazil’s Lethality Rate Halves in Three Months

The increase in the number of tests and improved capacity to treat the most critical cases are among the main factors.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The lethality rate of Covid-19 in Brazil dropped from 6.9 percent on May 3rd to 3.4 percent on Monday, August 3rd. In recent months, the rate had already been steadily declining, with 5.5 percent on June 3rd and 4.1 percent on July 3rd. The factors for this decline include increased testing and improved treatment capacity for the most critical cases.

According to information from Our World in Data, an initiative connected with Oxford University, the Brazilian index is better than the world index, which currently stands at 3.8 percent, and . . .

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