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Rio de Janeiro state again recommends wearing masks after 300% increase in number of Covid cases

In one week, there was a 330% increase in the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the entire state of Rio de Janeiro.

There were 4,368 records of the disease in the week from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. In the following week, from Nov. 6 to Nov. 12, the number jumped to 18,799 occurrences.

On Friday, 10,633 new cases of the disease were confirmed.

Given the increase in cases, the State Health Department recommended using masks, which remains optional.

The positivity rate for Covid-19 is 37% in the state of Rio de Janeiro . . .

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