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Underreporting of Covid cases masks up to 30% of deaths in Brazil, study shows

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The underreporting of severe cases and deaths of Covid-19, mainly due to the lack of diagnostic tests, is "masking" at least 30% of deaths that do not figure in the official statistics. Had they been considered, Brazil would count 530,000 deaths, considering that last Sunday, May 2, it totaled 407,000.

The conclusion is from a study by the Vital Strategies initiative, the main national Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) database based on Sivep-Gripe.

The study researched SARS cases and deaths since the beginning of the pandemic that are listed in the official . . .

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