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Number of births in Brazil in 2020 lowest in 26 years due to pandemic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of births in Brazil in 2020 was the lowest since 1994, according to data from the Ministry of Health's Live Births Information System (SINASC). There were 2,687,651 births last year, compared to 2,849,146 in 2019, down 5.66%.

Between 2018 and 2019, there was a 3.2% decrease in the number of births. In contrast, between 2017 and 2018, the country registered a slight 0.7% increase.

The impact of the pandemic on the number of births was higher than the zika and microcephaly . . .

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