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Half of all children killed by Covid-19 in Brazil in 2020 were 3 years old or less – Fiocruz

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Half of Brazilian children and adolescents who died from Covid-19 in 2020 were up to 3 years old, indicates a study published by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). Newborns and children totaled 602 or 49.8% of the 1,207 deaths by Covid-19 last year under the age of 18.

The data from the Ministry of Health's Infant Mortality Information System (SIM) show that 9% of deaths from the disease were among newborns up to 28 days old, and almost a third (28%) occurred among children in their first year of life.

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