Brazil’s coronavirus cases are likely 12 times higher than what the government has reported, study finds
- The Brazilian government has underreported the number of COVID-19 cases as much as 12 times, a study by the Brazilian Center for Health Operations and Intelligence found.
- There has been a struggle between the country’s president, who wants to see a return to normalcy, and state and local officials who want stricter mitigation efforts, Reuters reported.
- If the number of cases is 12 times higher than the state-reported figure, there would be more than 280,000 COVID-19 cases in Brazil.
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Cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Brazil are likely 12 times higher than the totals reported by government officials, a study released on Monday found.
The study was conducted by the Center for Health Operations and Intelligence, which is comprised of a group of Brazilian universities and institutes, according to Reuters. According to the study, just 8% of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country are being reported by the government.
The Center for Health Operations and Intelligence had so far had an accurate record of predicting the virus in Brazil, Reuters said.
The number was determined when researchers compared the ratio of the nation’s reported COVID-19 cases …continued .
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