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Covid-19: map shows “extremely high” transmission rate across most of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Community Covid-19 transmission remains at "extremely high" levels in most of Brazil, an indication that the novel coronavirus pandemic is still uncontrolled in the country, according to an unprecedented map developed by researchers at Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation).

Based on data from SIVEP-Gripe, the Ministry of Health's Epidemiological Surveillance Information System on Influenza, and corrected estimates, researchers observed the growth in the number of hospitalizations for SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) by date of first symptoms and found that in the week starting June 7, community transmission of the virus is "extremely high . . .

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