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Brazil Reports Decelerating Coronavirus Contagion Rate for First Time

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For the first time in almost four months, Brazil reported coronavirus transmission under control, according to calculations by Imperial College's epidemic control center. For the week that began on Sunday, August 16th, the contagion rate - which points to how many people each infected person on average transmits the pathogen - has been calculated at 0.98.

This means that every 100 people infected with the novel coronavirus spread the pathogen to 98 others, which in turn spread the pathogen to 96, which in turn spread the pathogen to 94, slowing down the spread.

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